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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: December 16, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028315
Volume ID: VID01098
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H5GH FORECAST: 67 Cloudy morning, LOW sunny afternoon
INSIDE
SOME BETTER THAN OTHERS:
Holiday plants
B Jane Weber discusses the history and care of colorful poinsettias./Page 22E Joan Bradshaw warns about mistletoe./Page HE
BURGEONING BUSINESS:
Doing Dinner
Citrus resident Bill Buckner knew a great business idea when he saw it: frozen, uncooked meals in individual and family servings. /Page ID
A PLAN TO START PLANNING:
Climate talks
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon looks to the next step. /Page 12A
COMMENTARY:
Guarded
After the latest mall massacre, Americans are asking_themse/ves how much security they want in public places./Page 1C
IN SIKORSKIS ATTIC:
Family heirloom
What's the potential dollar value of this small, hand-carved box from Russia? Find out from the expert, John Sikorski./Page 6E
ONLINE POLL:
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Share your view
Should baseball commissioner Bud Selig punish players named in the Mitchell report? A. Yes. The integrity of the game is at stake.
B. No. The report is based on hearsay. C. No. But they need better testing methods. D. Yes. All those named should have asterisks by their records,
Tb vote, simply access the $ronicle Web site, $^w.chronicleonline.com. Results will appear in the Dec. 23 edition.
Last Week's results./Page 3A
INDEX
Annie's Mailbox...... 20A
Classified .......... 6D
Crossword.......... 20A
Entertainment....... 6B
Horoscope ......... 15A
Lottery Payouts...... 6B
Movies ............ 20A
Obituaries.......... 8A
Together........... 7A
Eight Sections
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Bogus bills discovered
Deputies and special agents investigate suspected counterfeiting operation
Keri Lynn McHale kmchale@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Deputies served a search warrant Friday at a cabin in Inverness after lodge management discovered equip-
ment used in a counterfeit currency operation, according to a news release from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.
The cabin is on the grounds of the Riverside Lodge Cabins and RV Resort, at 12561 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway. Riverside management employees
found "computers and equipment used to produce counterfeit currency, plus counterfeit bills," the news release further stated.
They discovered the items when they went to a cabin to evict a tenant who failed to pay rent; however, no one was inside the cabin.
"Special agents from the Orlando office of the U.S. Secret Service responded and will be working closely with the sheriff's office as the investi-
gation continues," according to the CCSO news release.
The serial numbers on the bills confiscated Friday "were a match to those seen on several other counterfeit bills passed recently in Citrus County," according to the news release.
On Tuesday, deputies arrested a 43-year-old Inverness man at the lodge on charges of uttering forged bills, checks, drafts or notes.
Please see COUNTERFEIT/Page 4A
A legacy worth salvaging
MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle
Colin Earl, a retired Ford engineer, jokes with George Gouldbourn as restorations to a replica 1910 Type-B London bus are made at Gouldbourn's home. The bus was once a proud historic landmark for the Crown Hotel in Inverness. Gouldbourn and a host of volunteers plan on bringing the bus back to prominence.
Resident continues restoring replica 1910 double-decker bus
Terry Witt terrywitt@ chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
W, hen George A. Gouldbourn bought the old Crown Hotel double-decker bus from the city of Inverness for $1, the vehicle looked like it had seen better days.
The city of Inverness sold it to Gouldbourn for a song in 2002, hoping he could restore the aging bus to its former grandeur. He has been chipping away at the restoration project since then.
But the project has proved time consuming and costly. Gouldbourn is looking for volunteers to help him. If a private benefactor wants to give a donation, he won't turn it down.
Gouldbourn said the bus, a reproduction of a 1910 B-
George Gouldbourn, left, and Colin Earl work on placing wooden slats in the seats of the bus.
Type London Bus, was literally rotting away by the time he took ownership. Its windows had been broken out by vandals, its seats were in shambles and the metal parts rusting.
In the past five years, Gouldbourn, a retired master machinist, has managed to dismantle and reconstruct
much of the two-story bus from the ground up in his garage at 407 Hunting Lodge Drive, Inverness, using his machine-building skills.
Moving a mountain
The original plan was to rely on volunteers to help him carry the workload. That's still the plan. And
Gouldbourn has been following the game plan since 2002, rebuilding the bus one machine part at a time, often with a couple of loyal volunteers at his side.
"We don't turn down any help," Gouldbourn said. "It's like moving a mountain with a teaspoon. You just keep chipping away."
The work hasn't gone as fast as he had hoped. Gouldbourn estimates he is about 50 percent complete and admits he missed the first unofficial deadline he set for himself.
"Three years ago this Christmas, I was going to have it in the parade," Gouldbourn said smiling.
He remains optimistic, however. Even though the project has consumed more than $2,000 of his own money, and volunteers haven't been plentiful, he figures he will eventually
Please see LEGACY/Page 6A
DOUBLE-DECKER DETAILS
George Gouldbourn is asking for volunteers to help him with the restoration of the replica of a 1910 B-Type London bus. His phone number'is 726-1448. His address is 407 Hunting Lodge Drive, Inverness. He said he won't turn down donations, either.
Gouldbourn bought the-double-decker bus from the city of Inverness in 2002 with the idea of restoring it. The second story of two-story of the bus is open to the elements. Passengers on the lower deck are enclosed and sit on bench style wood seats.
Before Gouidbourn owned the bus, it sat in half a dozen storage facilities in the Inverness area. The city council explored the possibility of restoring it antii the council learned the price tag would be about $25,000. The bus was sold to Gouldbourn for$l.
Although he says he doesn't know what he will do with the bus once it is restored, Gouldbourn said it will be of museum quality and an asset to the city.
The Inverness City Council recently gave him a "Cooter Kudoos" award for his five years of work on the double-decker bus at his garage. Gouldbourn said he believes the award called attention to the fact that he needs volunteers to help him complete the bus restoration project.
Nigel Sumner and wife Jill bought the Crown Hotel and Pub in 1990 and donated the bus to the city in 1995 with the intent of having it restored: The Inverness Redevelopment Agency spent $6,634 on the bus to restore it and have it on display downtown. The plans for further restoration were scrapped when the city learned it would take $25,000 to fully restore the bus. The bus is about 35 years old.
County, Inverness to meet on space needs Tuesday
Ask Susan Gill about space needs
Terry Witt terrywitt@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Downtown Inverness has long been the center of Citrus County government, but should it remain that way?
The Citrus County Commission has invited Inverness officials and county constitutional officers to meet with them Tuesday to talk about future county space needs. Commissioners will ultimately decide when and where to build county offices, but the city believes it has a vested interest in whether the county remains in the downtown area.
Inverness, after all, is the county seat.
The city wants to preserve and enhance the downtown area, and city officials acknowledge county government has always been an important part of the economic mix in the old business district. County office workers patronize
MEETING TUESDAY
The county will discuss space needs beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the County Commission chambers of the courthouse in Inverness.
See a map of the concept campus./Page 5A
local restaurants and stores. Visitors to government offices are part of the city's economy. The city has built parks, boardwalks, landscaped sidewalks and spruced up downtown to make it attractive to visitors.
But the county commission hasn't committed to expanding its main constitutional offices the supervisor of elections, property appraiser, tax collector and clerk in an aging downtown area of limited size. Some commissioners believe they should look outside the downtown
Please see SPACE/Page 5A
Terry Witt terrywitt@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Supervisor of Elections Susan Gill may be the poster child for county space needs.
Her main office was recently remodeled to make room for a new phone bank and additional worker space at the front counter.
She is preparing for a bumper year of elections. The additional space will be needed, she said.
The remodeling project resulted from a county com-
mission decision not to lease space from Citrus Memorial Health System for a temporary elections office. Her current office had to be enlarged.
Much of the public lobby at the front of the elections office was lost to the expanded front counter.
The elections office is next door to the Citrus County Courthouse, but Gill's daily operations and storage areas are scattered across half the county. She lacks space for storage of all the elections
Please see NEEDS/Page 6A
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2A Sunday, December 16, 2007
Citrus County (FL) Chronicle
- Citrus BRIEFS
FHP to check vehicles for defects
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during December on the following roadways in Citrus County:
Highlands Street, County Road 486, County Road 491, Elkcam Boulevard, North Croft Avenue, Green Acres Boulevard, Miss Maggie Drive, Dunklin Avenue, Turner Camp Road, County Road 39, County Road 488, County Road 494, West Pine Ridge Boulevard, West Seven Rivers Drive, Fort Island Trail, Gobbler Drive, Yulee Drive West, Istachatta Road, County Road 470, County Road 490, West Cardinal Street, Dunkenfield Road, West Venable Street, West Riverbend Road, North Citrus Avenue, North Citrus Springs Boulevard, West Highland Street, County Road 480, County Road 490A, Century Boulevard, Rock Crusher Road, Pleasant Grove Road, Fishbowl Drive, Turkey Oak Drive, Grover Cleveland, Old Floral City Highway.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Florida.
The FHP has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
Live Nativity presented at church
Rock Crusher First Church of God invites the community to visit its live Nativity from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurday through Saturdayat the church, 419 N. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River.
After the 15-minute walk-through, refreshments will be served.
For information, call the church office at 795-5553.
WAR group to meet, discuss Tarmac mine
Representatives of Withlacoochee Area Residents (WAR) will speak about the Tarmac Mine issue at 2
p.m. today at the Inglis Community Center. Everyone is invited.
Tarmac is asking for approval from the Levy County Commission to open a 9,400-acre mine north of Inglis.
Winter Solstice event set for Dec. 22
A Wnter Solstice event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilderness Circle, followed by a potluck lunch and music in the afternoon.
Key Center hosts caroling program
More than 90 Key Training Center program participants will join in presenting an evening of old-fashioned Christmas caroling from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
The event is free. The Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center is off State Road 44, 5 miles east of Crystal River behind the Key Training Center Garden Center.
For information, call the Key Center Foundation at 527-8228.
Authorities seek armed robber
At 5:57 p.m. Friday, Crystal River Police officers responded to Quality Cleaners, 130 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River, in reference to an armed robbery that occurred.
Employees told authorities a white male had been loitering around the store. At closing time, the male entered the store armed with a black 9 mm handgun and demanded money. Employees described the man as about 5-foot-10,135 to 140 pounds, 24 to 26 years of age, with short, blonde hair, wearing a white hat, white shirt and blue baggy polyester-style shorts.
At first, the clerk thought the man was joking; then he threatened to "pistol whip" her. The employee was not harmed and gave the man money and checks. He then fled toward the post of ce in Crystal River.
A perimeter was set up to contain the man and several Citrus County Sheriffs Office deputies and two K-9 units responded. The area was thoroughly searched; however, the man was not located.
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QUESTION: Do you feel extra stress during the holiday season?
YOUR ANSWERS:
A. Yes. I know I can't afford to give gifts. (118 votes, 46.8 percent.)
B. Yes. There is not enough time to get everything done. (54 votes, 21.4 percent.) 0 No. I'm Santa's little helper. (42 votes, 16.6 percent.)
D. No. Grinch is my middle name. (38 votes, 15 percent.)


4rA Sunday, December 16, 2QQ7
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NATURE COAST EMS
December 2 to 8
Nature Coast EMS responded to 365 medical emergencies and 249 patients were transport;-. ed to a hospital.
Out of the 365 medical emergency calls, based on the caller's information, 212 required, an emergency response (with lights and siren) to the scene. >o!
Average emergency-response time was 7 minutest and 7 seconds.
Critical calls
4 Codes (cardiac arrests).
5 Cardiac alerts.
4 Stroke alerts. :
5 Trauma alerts (major or potentially major trauma injuries).,
Types of calls
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COUNTERFEIT
Continued from Page 1A
Steven Andrew Vasquez used counterfeit bills to pay a pizza delivery man, according to the arrest report He told deputies he knew the currency was fake because he had received the counterfeit bills in exchange for money he was owed. Vasquez also told deputies "he knew the people who had given him the counterfeit bills;" however, he would not provide the names of those involved, according to the arrest report
Vasquez's bond was set at $1,500; he was also charged with drug paraphernalia possession.
The U.S. Secret Service's Web site, www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_detect .shtml, lists how to detect counterfeit money and offers illustrations:
The public has a role in maintaining the integrity of U.S. currency. You can help guard against the threat from counterfeiters by becoming more familiar with United States currency.
Look at the money you receive. Compare a suspect note with a genuine note of the same denomination and series, paying attention to the
ON THE NET
I U.S. Secret Service counterfeit money detection information:
www.ustreas.gov/usss/ money_detect.shtml
quality of printing and paper characteristics. Look for differences, not similarities.
a Portrait The genuine portrait appears lifelike and stands out distinctly from the background. The counterfeit portrait is usually lifeless and flat Details merge into the background which is often too dark or mottled.
m Federal Reserve and Treasury
Seals: On a genuine bill, the saw-tooth points of the Federal Reserve and Treasury seals are clear, distinct, and sharp. The counterfeit seals may have uneven, blunt, or broken saw-tooth points.
m Border. The fine lines in the border of a genuine bill are clear and unbroken. On the counterfeit, the lines in the outer margin and scrollwork may be blurred and indistinct
m Serial Numbers: Genuine serial numbers have a distinctive style and are evenly spaced. The serial numbers are printed in the same ink color as the Treasury Seal.
On a counterfeit, the serial numbers may differ in color or shade of ink from the Treasury seal. The numbers may not be uniformly spaced or aligned.
Paper. Genuine currency paper has tiny red and blue fibers embedded throughout Often counterfeiters try to simulate these fibers by printing tiny red and blue lines on their paper.
Close inspection reveals, however, that on the counterfeit note the lines are printed on the surface, nojt embedded in the paper.
It is illegal to reproduce the distinctive paper used in the manufacturing of United States currency.
CITRUS COUNTY WEATHER
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TOOAY Exclusive daily forecast by: High: 67 Low: 31 Windy and colder with early AM storms followed by clearing skies.
MONDAY High: 57 Low: 29 Cold and breezy with sunshine.
TUESDAY High: 65 Low: 42 Cold start followed by sunny skies.
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Saturday Record Normal Mean temp. Departure from mean PRECIPITATION* Saturday
Total for the month Total for the year Normal for the year
As of 6 p.m.from Hernando Counly Airport
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0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
85/70 88/20 50/72 78 +17
0.01 in. 0.08 in. 43.05 in. 51.25 in.
[Saturday at 3 p.m. 29.88 in. DEW POINT
Saturday at 3 p.m. 68
HUMIDITY
Saturday at 3 p.m. 59%
POLLEN COUNT**
Trees were light, grasses were moderate and weeds were absent.
Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experlenco symptoms.
AIR QUALITY
Saturday was good with pollutants mainly particulates.
SOLUNAR TABLES
DATE DAY
12/16 12/17
SUNDAY MONDAY
MINOR MAJOR
(MORNING) 10:44 4:33 11:31 5:19
MINOR MAJOR
(AFTERNOON)
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CELESTIAL OUTLOOK
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SUNSET TONIGHT................ ...........5:35 P.M.
SUNRISE TOMORROW......... ...........7:17A.M.
MOONRISE TODAY............... .........12:05 P.M.
MOONSET TODAY................ ...............NONE
BURN CONDITIONS
Today's Fire Danger Rating Is: HIGH. There Is no burn ban.
For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestry's Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi
The current lawn watering restriction for the unincorporated areas of Citrus County allow resldents.to water once a week. For county, Crystal River and Inverness residents, addresses ending inO or 1, or A through E can water Mondays; addresses ending in 2 or 3, or F through J can water Tuesdays; addresses ending in 4 or 5, or K through O can water Wednesdays; addresses ending in 6 or 7, or P through U can water Thursdays; addresses ending in 8 or 9, or V through Z can water Fridays.
Properties under two acres in size may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. on their day and properties two acres or larger may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. on their day.
TIDES
Tide times are for the mouths of the rivers.
City
Chassahowitzka Crystal River Withlacoochee Homosassa
Sunday High/Low High/Low
Monday High/Low High/Low
9:29 a/5:41 a 7:50 a/3:03 a 5:37 a/12:51 a 8:39 a/4:40 a
10:48 p/6:00p 9:09 p/3:22 p 6:56p/1:10p 9:58 p/4:59 p
10:48 a/6:47 a 9:09 a/4:09 a 6:56 a/1:57 a 9:58 a/5:46 a
11:33p/6:52p 9:54p/4:14p 7:41 p/2:02 p
10:43 p/5:51 p
FLORIDA TEMPERATURES
City H L Pcast City H L F'cast
Daytona Bch. 68 40 tstrm Miami 81 54 tstrm
Ft. Lauderdale 81 52 tstrm Ocala 65. 32 tstrm
Fort Myers 74 44 tstrm Orlando 70 41 tstrm
Gainesville 63 31 tstrm Pensacola 54 31 sunny
Homestead 79 53 tstrm Sarasota 71 42 tstrm
Jacksonville 62 32 tstrm Tallahassee 58 31 tstrm
Key West 78 63 tstrm Tampa 71 43 tstrm
Lakeland 70 38 tstrm Vera Beach 75 43 tstrm
Melbourne 74 42 tstrm W. Palm Bch. 78 47 tstrm
UBS ARINE OUTLOOK
Northwest winds from 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters will be rough. A chance of showers and thunderstorms today.
Gulf water temperature
72
Taken at Egmont Key
LAKE LEVELS
Location Fri.
Withlacoochee at Holder 28.30
Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.47
Tsala Apopka-lnverness 34.84
Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.10
Sat. Full
28.26 35.52
34.44 39.25
34.83 40.60
39.10 42.40
Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the mean-annual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211.
THE NATION

FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY
Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
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Albany 27 11 snow 28 17 New Orleans 81 62 sunny 54 37
Albuquerque 35 22 sunny 45 23 New York City 35 29 frzraln 40 28
Asheville 46 35 .20 rain 39 22 Norfolk 48 39 shwrs 59 35
Atlanta 59 46 .69 sunny 46 27 Oklahoma City 37 28 .03 sunny 46 24
Atlantic City 39 27 rain 50 30 Omaha 17 10 .10 sunny 25 11
Austin 61 47 .24 sunny 61 26 Palm Springs 62 40 sunny 65 43
Baltimore 36 26 frzraln 44 27 Philadelphia 37 29 rain 49 29
Billings 34 18 ptcldy 38 22 Phoenix 59 40 sunny 64 42
Birmingham 70 49 .06 ptcldy 45 27 Pittsburgh 34 28 .09 frzraln 35 23
Boise 35 23 cldy 38 27 Portland, ME 27 12 snow 32 28
Boston 34 17 snow 35 22 Portland, Ore 49 39 .03 rain 44 38
Buffalo 20 13 snow 28 18 Providence, R.I. 32 22 frzraln 37 24
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area for possible expansion space.
The plaza plan
atfn 1998, the city unveiled a government plaza plan and map of downtown Inverness looking 50 years into the future, downtown Inverness of the future looked nothing like its historic image. It was a planned government plaza wrapped around two blocks of green lawns and interconnected sidewalks surrounding the Citrus County Courthouse.
'Gone were the residences belonging to the black community north of the courthouse (the two black churches would remain). Martin Luther King Boulevard was closed off and was merged into the grassy, lighted area next door to the sheriff's office. Four multistory government buildings had sprouted from the urban landscape around the courthouse.
The Citrus County Commission endorsed the city plan, but never fully embraced it as its own. It was a city plan, after all, and the county ran its own affairs. When county commissioners extended the county seat in 1999 to include Lecanto, iPeaused unease in the city government The Lecanto Government Building soon followed. "lC Downtown Inverness remained the primary site for lebunty government offices, but the county was expanding ^stward.
^nTwo months ago, county com-"rnlssioners committed to Inver-Tiss as the site of the main 'e'bunty constitutional offices, %cit they did not promise to build exclusively in the traditional downtown government ~$frea. The city, on the other hand, announced it had hired a consultant to revamp the downtown government plaza fco'ncept, expanding it west-
Iward and northward.
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Buying downtown
1 The city has also purchased I at least 12 parcels of land in [downtown Inverness since j 1998, including the Cason i Funeral Home property. The !ci|y says the land is for future i governmental use and the purchases are in keeping with the Igovernment plaza concept I The county wasn't part of the I purchase process and some j commissioners want to know if ithe city eventually wants the
Additional parking would have been added in these two areas.
The plan proposed four, 4-story buildings here.
% t We didn't buy it out from under the county; we bought it before someone else could buy it out from under the county. % %
Frank DiGiovanni Inverness city manager, about the purchase of land in the downtown area.
Historic Old Courthouse.
Chronicle graphic
New county courthouse.
This parking lot has already been built in front of the sheriff's office.
Dr. Martin Luther King Citrus
Blvd. would have been County
blocked off, creating a Sheriff's
campus setting. Office.
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county to occupy Cason property, or if the city has other plans for the land. After all, the county had its eye on the Cason property. The city knew the county was interested in purchasing the property, and still bought it.
City Manager Frank DiGiovanni said there was nothing underhanded about the purchase, and it was done openly and without intent to compete with the county.
"We didn't buy it out from under the county; we bought it before someone else could buy it out from under the county," he said.
DiGiovanni has begun meeting with County Administrator June Fisher to open the lines of
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communication, but city and county officials both say they want more clarity regarding each other's official positions about the downtown area. They want answers to questions. They want commitment
Committed to area?
Will the city sell the land it owns in downtown Inverness, such as the old Inverness Police Station and Cason property to the county as an inducement for the county to remain in the downtown area? Will the county commit to building its future constitutional offices the supervisor of ejections, tax collector and property appraiser in particular in the down-
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DiGiovanni said he will approach Tuesday's discussion
with an open mind.
"As far as we're concerned, everything should be on the table, and from the city's standpoint, everything will be on the table," DiGiovanni said. "What that implies is the county should do the same."
County Commissioner Vicki Phillips said she wants to know exactly what^ Inverness wants from the county.
"It concerns me they won't come forward and say what they want. Then, we could all debate it," she said.
DiGiovanni has a similar concern.
"We've yet to hear what they are seeking and what their commitments are nobody knows," he said. "What is the position of county government? Are they committed to downtown Inverness?"
Commissioner John Thrum-ston said commissioners have made a commitment to stay within the city limits of Inverness, but he doesn't think there is political support to remain exclusively in the downtown area.
"I don't think you'll ever hear the board say we're committed to downtown Inverness," he said. "I don't think the board as a whole says we're going to sink in our heels and stay in downtown Inverness."
However, Thrumston said building in downtown Inverness might make the most economic sense, since county staff indicated the least expensive area to develop county office
space would be in downtown.
Thrumston said he is hopeful the meeting will result in the hiring of a professional consultant to study what the county needs for office space and where future office buildings should be constructed.
Renting from city?
Phillips said she would not be in favor of the city building structures and leasing it back to the county. Ten years ago, she said she was told the plaza plan had the county leasing space from the city.
"The county can't plan space needs for the county using a city plan," she said. "And it makes no sense for the county to rent offices from city government"
DiGiovanni said the plan was never for the county to rent space from the city. The four-story buildings depicted on the government plaza map were county buildings, he said.
Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted said he was disappointed when he learned Tuesday's meeting was set for 3 p.m. He said that doesn't leave enough time for discussion of the issues. The city has a regularly scheduled council meeting at 5:30 p.m., and council members will have to leave by 4:30 or 4:45 p.m. to prepare for their meeting.
Plaisted said the city would benefit from the county remaining in downtown
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Inverness. He said h<' believes the city should offer incentives to keep the county in (lie downtown area. He said the city has never planned to prolil, from its government plaza plan.
He said everything the city has done in the past was aimed at having the county settle in the downtown area. He said the city, as far as he is concerned, should do everything it possibly can to keep the county government in its historic location downtown.
"We feel it is most conducive for the city to have the county there," Plaisted said.
However, he added. "We will fight every bit of the way should they try to do it elsewhere."
Unwilling sellers
Commissioner Gary Bartell said part of the reason the government plaza plan never took root is that staff found many residents living in the downtown area were unwilling sellers.
"There were just a number who expressed no interest because they have been there for years," he said.
On a related subject, Phillips said she would oppose using eminent domain to force pec-
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equipment and sensitive documents in one location.
Early voting for the Jan. 29 presidential primary begins in the second week of January. That's when Gill gets the checkered flag, and it's off to the races.
Last week, she used the jury assembly room in the courthouse to train volunteers how to operate Accuvote and touchscreen voting machines. Poll worker orientation took place at the Lecanto Government Building on Friday. She will use the Citrus County Commission meeting room in January for poll worker training classes.
"It's kind of like, 'Who's on first?' today," she said.
Eight rooms at the Citrus County Resource Center in
Citrus County is a big place and Inverness is a small
part of it.
Gary Bartell
county commissioner.
pie to sell their homes to make room for government buildings.
DiGiovanni said he never ran into resistance from the community living in downtown Inverness. He said he met with residents at both of the predominately black churches in the downtown area and found they were not resistant to the idea of selling.
Responding to one of Phillips' concerns, he said the city bought the Cason property for more than the appraised value because he said he wanted to make sure the deal was acceptable to the owner.
"We paid more than the appraisal. We had to make it work," he said. "The eye on the prize is the present"
Getting answers
Bartell said county staff has had conversations with the city about the old Inverness Police Station building, but never got a straight answer about whether the city would sell it to the county. He said DiGiovanni
has played his cards close to the vest on the Cason property as well.
He said he believes Inverness would benefit from giving the county straight answers to its questions. He said he would be willing to negotiate with the city.
But Bartell said the city and county have talked in joint meetings before, and nothing has come of it
"If that happens this time, we need to look elsewhere, in my opinion," he said. "Citrus County is a big place and Inverness is a small part of it"
Bartell added that the "government complex concept" is a good one, in his view, but it doesn't have to happen in downtown Inverness if the cost is too high and there are other places available. He likes the idea of all the main county government offices being within walking distance of one another.
Whether that happens in the downtown area is an unanswered question.
I'm going over there. I don't Know what else to tell them.
Susan Gill
supervisor of elections, about attending Tuesday's meeting.
Lecanto are used to store ballot boxes and portable voting booths. The city of Inverness allows her to use a 1,200-square-foot building on Dampier Street for storage of equipment The county leases the building for $1 a year from the city. She also uses the Inverness Department of Public Works garage for storage of papers and ballots. It's a free spot for archives.
Gill has studied her own space needs and says the next elections office should be a 25,000-square-foot single-story building. She said an elections
office in this day and age should be one story. Everything should be kept under one roof in secure areas. But she thinks commissioners may not agree with her space needs assessment
She plans to attend Tuesday's joint meeting of county commissioners and Inverness officials on space heeds, even though she has said everything that needs to be said, as regards her situa tion.
"I'm going over there. I don't know what else to tell them, she said.
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A copy of a postcard shows the old bus in its heyday in front of the Crown Hotel.
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complete the restoration project while he's still living. Or at least that's the hope.
"As long as I get it done before I die," he said.
What he needs most are helpers.
He said he isn't talking about skilled volunteers. He needs people to hand-polish metal and wood. That sort of thing.
Al Fisher, one of the volunteers, polishes bronze for the bus as he watches television. Fisher is working on the bus's second bronze headlight
"There's so much preparation before anything can be installed," Gouldbourn said.
Special skills
Two of Gouldbourn's primary volunteers help him on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ray Allard is a retired machinist Colin Earl is a retired Ford mechanical engineer who was born and raised in England, but worked in Detroit for much of his career.
Earl and another volunteer, Bob North, a diesel engine mechanic, managed to clean up the bus's engine and get it running. But North has moved
too far away to continue with the project
Volunteer Ingrid Benedict returned to England this past summer and took 47 photographs of an original 1910 B-Type London Bus at the London Transport Museum. The curator gave her a ride on the almost 100-year-old vehicle.
"I was jealous," Gouldbourn said.
One of the volunteers, Charles Hildebrand, died about a year ago.
Gouldbourn was recently honored by the Inverness City Council with a "Cooter Kudoo" award for his restoration work on the bus. City Manager Frank DiGiovanni commended Gouldbourn for his volun-teerism and recited the bus's long local history.
future museum piece
The bus was originally brought to Inverness by Nigel Sumner and his wife, Jill, in 1990. They donated the bus to the city in 1995 with intentions of having it restored.
The Inverness Community Redevelopment Agency spent $6,634 on the bus with plans to restore it and display it downtown. Those plans were abandoned when an estimate put the cost of repairs at $25,000.
The Inverness City Council
discussed methods for getting rid of the bus. Former councilman Ted Stauffer expressed concerns the bus would end up in the junkyard. He thought it was one of 12 in the world. It is a reproduction, but perhaps five exist of those that were produced in the 1970s.
Between 1996 and 1999, the deteriorating bus was relocated six times to various spots, including the former Citrus County Chronicle building off U.S. 41 in Inverness. It eventually was moved to the Inverness Department of Public Works on Pleasant Grove Road.
In the spring of 2000, the city council voted to advertise the bus for sale, asking for a minimum bid of $6,600, but that effort failed. Gouldbourn offered to take it off the city's hands for $1.
Gouldbourn expressed no regret for taking on the project He said he plans to make the bus look like new again. He has spent $500 on stainless steel bolts and screws alone. He and his two main volunteers sometimes salvage metal from junkyards and use their machinist and engineering skills to transform it into a useable part
"It's going to be a fine museum piece when it's done," Gouldbourn predicted. "It won't be a piece of junk"
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Iwo Jima veterans are returning to Washington, DC, Feb. 15 to 17 for their annual reunion and historical seminar on the battle. Participants will include veterans, historians and military leaders to discuss the operation in depth. "At this point in history," said Maj. Gen. Fred Haynes, president of the Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima, "the reunion will not only shed new light on a notably historic event It will also ensure a broader understanding of this epic battle."
Haynes, author of the soon-to-be-released book "We Walk by Faith," and one of the planners in the 28th Marine Regiment, will serve on an afternoon panel along with Larry Smith, former editor of Parade Magazine.
Smith will soon release his new book "Iwo Jima WWII Veterans remember the Greatest Battle in the Pacific."
The battle of Iwo Jima, fought in February and March 1945, cost 25,000 American casualties, with more than 6,800 dead, the highest toll for a battle in Marine Corps history. Iwo Jima was assaulted by the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions. Units of the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Army Air Force and Merchant Marine also participated in the battle.
On March 7 tol4, Iwo Jima veterans of all services will make their 63rd anniversary return to the island, where they will join with Japanese veterans and family members of the fallen in a joint reunion of honor on the "Black Sands of Jwo Jima."
For information, write Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima, 4600 Duke Street, Suite 416, Alexandria, VA 22304-2517, call (703) 212-0695 or (800) 722-9501, or e-mail combatveti-wo@miltours.com. Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima is a registered nonprofit veterans organization.
Weddings
Barrotvs/Bornschein
Peter Francis Bornschein and Jessie Lynn Barrows were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at the Beverly Hills Community Center. Donna Viglione from the Wedding Chapel in Inverness performed the Christian ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William Edwards of Liberty, S.C., and Jamie Edwards of Citrus Springs.
The groom is the son of Harvey and Maryanne Bornschein of Inverness.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Zielinsky, best man was John Bornschein, bridesmaid was Mary Robert and groomsman was Billy Bornschein.
Ring bearers were Connor Barrows, Jared Bornschein,
Ethan Bornschein and Jonny Bornschein.
The couple will live in Beverly Hills.
Cremata/Daughiry
Ben Daughtry and Nicole Cremata were married Saturday, Nov. 3,2007. The couple wed as a surprise to their friends and family at their engagement party at Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon.
Ben, son of Kathy Wilkins of West Palm Beach; graduated from Marathon High School and is alumnus of Florida State University. He is a partner of Dynasty Marine Associates, the premier supplier of Caribbean fish to the world.
Nicole, the daughter of Ernie Cremata of Floral City, graduated from Citrus High School, is alumnus of Florida State University and earned her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University. She
is an optometrist and practices in Key West
The newlyweds honeymooned at Atlantis and reside in Marathon.
Hash/Cartwright
Lawrence Alan Cartwright and Nancy Lee Hash, both of Roanoke, Va., were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23,2007, at the Wedding Chapel in Inverness. Chaplain Sal Viglione performed the Christian ceremony.
The groom is the son of Bob and Roberta Schaefer of Homosassa and Lawrence Cartwright of Citrus Hills.
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Brooks/Miller
= Wedding =
Williams/Hunt
Joseph and Candace Brooks of Beverly Hills wish to announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Brittnee Marie Brooks, to Sean Murphy Miller, son of Stephen and Christina Miller of Citrus Springs.
Brittnee is the daughter of Chris-Ann Gauthier of Canterbury, Conn.
She is a graduate of Lecanto High School and sophomore at CFCC majoring in public relations.
Sean is a graduate of Withlacoochee Technical Institute employed by J&T
Fencing as a welder.
The wedding is set for Sept 6, 2008, at Best Western Citrus Hills Lodge, Hernando.
Jenkins/Crauford
John and Becky Crawford of Crystal River are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Douglass Crawford, to Annie Phillips Jenkins of Akron, Ohio, daughter of Phil and Barb Jenkins of Akron.
Andy is a graduate of Crystal River High School (2001), University of Central Florida (2005) with a BA in public administration and Ohio University (June 2007) with a master's CSP and is Pi Kappa Phi Alumni. He is coordinator of campus life at the Ohio State University Mansfield campus.
Annie received her BA in physical education from Ohio University (June 2007) and is
on the Ohio University Women's Club Soccer team. She is currently substitute teaching in Akron.
The wedding is set for July 12, 2008, in Medina, Ohio, on the Jenkins family farm. Annie's parents and two older sisters were married at their farm.
Wedding
McGhan/Bunyea
Jason Derrik Bunyea and Amber Naidine McGhan were united in marriage at sunset on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, on the island at Meadowcrest in Crystal River.
Chaplain Sal Viglione from the Wedding Chapel in Inverness performed the Christian ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Darrin and Carol McGhan of Homosassa.
The groom is the son of Mark and Jacqueline Talley of Lecanto.
Thomas Jason Hunt, son of Richard and Gwen Hunt of Lecanto, was married on Oct 20, 2007, to Kimberly Elaine Williams, daughter of Roy and Sandra Williams of Woodstock, Ga. Betty Crosby, officiant, performed the garden ceremony at the Oldest House in St. Augustine.
The bride graduated from Emory University with a degree in English and History. In December 2005, Williams graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and currently works as an assistant county attorney for Lake County.
The bridegroom graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Religion. In December 2005, Hunt graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and currently works as an attorney for the law firm of Bond, Arnett, Phelan, Smith & Craggs in Ocala.
The couple honeymooned in the Caribbean and currently resides in Ocala.
= New ARRIVAL =
Congratulations to the following new parents:
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Theda Dabinett
Theda Dabinett, 91
INVERNESS
Theda Bara Dabinett, 91, Inverness, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at the New Horizons Senior Citizens Home under the care of Hospice of Citrus County.
Born April 18, 1916, in Beaver, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Ivy Scott Hunt, and came to this area in 1969 from Orlando.
She was a member of the First f Baptist Church of Inverness, and a previous member of Mainstreet Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dabinett, who died in 1969.
Survivors include three nieces, Geraldine Wilson, Inverness, Shirley Long, Omaha, Neb., and Sandra Shaffer, Boonsboro, Md.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Jacqueline Doran, 74
INVERNESS
Jacqueline M. Doran, 74, Inverness, died Thursday, Dec. 13,2007, in Inverness.
Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Harriet Page Lorenzen. She came here in 1991 from Syosset, N.Y. She was a home-maker.
She was a 25-year member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Syosset Fire Department, New York.
She enjoyed reading and traveling, especially to Ireland.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Doran, who died June 8,2006.
Survivors include her son, Robert J. Doran II, Leesburg; two daughters, Colleen Nelson and husband Stephen, Inverness, and Joanne LaCasse and husband Kenneth, Shirley, N.Y.; her sister, S. Rosemary Lorenzen, Orlando; five grandchildren, Mark, Michele, Magen, Kari Lyn and Kenneth; and four great-grandchildren, Addison, Travis Jr., Patrick and Hunter
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Robert Goldsmith, 88
CHIEFLAND
Robert Goldsmith, 88, Chiefland, died Thursday, Dec. 13,2007.
Born in Wataga, 111., he attended the University of Illinois, and subsequently managed the family farm. He and his family moved in 1954 to Fort Myers, where he resided until moving to Chiefland in 1994.
A percussionist with the Fort Myers Community Band and the Fort Myers Symphony Orchestra, he was also an avid reader, a firearms enthusiast and a devotee of Packard automobiles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mabel Goldsmith, his sister Margaret Schulz and his niece Mary Watson.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joan Shurtleff Goldsmith; four daughters, Maggie Smith, Judy Parker and her husband Rich; Betsy Collins and husband Bill, and Susan Vogel and husband Bruce; his niece, Julia Schulz; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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Mervin P. 'Lefty' Holsworth, 74
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS
Mervin P "Lefty" Holsworth, 74, Homosassa Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Inverness.
Born April 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Claude and Hazel Holsworth. He came here in 1977 from Pontiac, Mich. He was retired as a self-
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He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4272, Crystal River. As a hobby, he enjoyed working on projects as a handyman.
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Bruce Johnson Sr., 89
INVERNESS
Dr. Bruce Willard Johnson Sr., 89, Inverness, formerly of Quincy, 111., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at home under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and Loving Care In Home Care.
He was born Jan. 26,1918, in Bradley, 111., the son of Iver M. and Naomi N y m a n Johnson. On Aug. 30, 1941, he married Pauline "Polly" McGovern in Decatur, 111. She preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2004.
Dr. Johnson was a graduate of Decatur High School.^ He attained his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and graduated from Northwestern University Medical School. He was a Lt Colonel while serving as a battalion surgeon in the South Pacific during World War II. He went to Quincy in 1954, where he operated a private practice until his retirement in 1989.
Dr. Johnson was a member of the Vermont Street United Methodist Church. He was also founder and part owner of the Quincy Racquet Club. He was the past president of the Quincy Medical Society, St. Mary Hospital and the Tuberculosis Association.
In addition to his wife, Polly, he was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bruce Johnson Jr.; and his sister Marjorie Samuelson.
Survivors include three children, Penny Johnson Shehadeh and husband Raja of Palestine, Marsha Johnson Millich and husband Don of Inverness, and Paul Johnson and wife Kathleen Pyne of South Bend, Ind.; two grandchildren, Peter Johnson of Inverness and Nicholas Johnson of South Bend, Ind.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy, III.
Christine Lucas, 90
BEVERLY HILLS
Christine Lucas, 90, Beverly Hills, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Health System.
Born Nov. 8,1917, in Chicago, 111., she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Domenica Parisi Palumbo. She came to this area more than 35 years ago from Wisconsin.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
She was Catholic, a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Beverly Hills. She had friends at the Assembly of God Church of Inverness, and devoted many hours to volunteer ministries there, as well as with hands-on construction of the church building itself.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
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Survivors include her son, Arthur B. Lucas, Diamond City, Ariz.; three daughters, Eugenia Baumgardner and husband Bill, Inverness, Dominica Morrone, Lecanto, and Gloria Manna and husband Joseph, Inverness; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Edward 'Ed' McGlinchey Jr., 83
BEVERLY HILLS
Edward 'Ed' McGlinchey Jr., 83, Beverly Hills, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 in Inverness.
Born July 8, 1924, in Somerville, Mass., he was the son of the late Edward and Delia Jemery McGlinchey. He retired from White Fuel Texaco after 40 years as an
011 burner serviceman. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 in Boston, Mass.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in the Third Tank Battalion and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He was a member of the Penno VFW Post 4864, the New England Club and the Beverly Hills Recreation Club. He had been a volunteer with the Beverly Hills Surveillance for 14 years, and was a driver for the Skillbank for 13 years.
He enjoyed square dancing and had been a member of the Beverly Hillbillies and the Rainbow Squares.
He was member of the Beverly Hills Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth V McGlinchey, Beverly Hills; two sons, James McGlinchey and wife Laurie, Haverhill, Mass., and Richard McGlinchey and wife Pauline, Wilmington, Mass.; four daughters, Nancy Glennon and husband William, San Antonio, Texas, Patricia Barbato and husband Mark, Reading, Mass., Maureen Ochs and husband Michael, Lowell, Mass., and Gail Dailey, North Reading, Mass.; brother, William McGlinchey and wife Lorraine, Hancock, N.H.;
12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beverly Hills.
Alton 'Mac' McMullen, 96
INVERNESS
Alton Raymond "Mac" McMullen, 96, Inverness, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Health System.
Born July 22, 1911, in
Nichols, he was the son of Ivey and Bessie McMullen. He came here 14 years ago from St. Petersburg.
He retired from the U.S. Navy as commander, with 26 years of service. Following his naval career, he was an engineer for PanAm Airlines.
He was a ham radio operator for more than 80 years. He was a member of Scottish Rite.
He was Presbyterian.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, R. Marilyn McMullen; son,
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Arthur Powers, 54
LAKE PANASOFFKEE
Arthur L. Powers, 54, Lake Panasoffkee, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Citrus Memorial Health System, Inverness.
Born Oct 12, 1953, in
Carrollton, 111., he was the son of Arthur D.
and Emma L. Powers. He came here four years ago from Rapid City, S.D.
He was a construction worker.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Ussery and husband Shane, Medora, 111., and Jessica Tucker, Alton, 111.; two sisters, Regina Cambron and husband Jack, Brighton, 111., and Antoinette Darr and husband Allen, Carrollton, 111.; two brothers, Richard Atchison and wife Elaine, Alton, 111., and Jeffery Powers and wife Thelma, Grafton, 111.; and three grandchildren, Dominique, Alyssa and Jobe.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
John Tripp, 54
SILVER SPRINGS
John S. Tripp, 54, Silver Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 12,2007, at his residence.
Born Feb. 5, 1953, in Davenport, Iowa, he was a resident of Tampa for 50 years, and moved to Silver Springs in 2005 from there.
He was the supervisor of nursing for a hospital.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
His enjoyments in life were writing poetry and being an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Gators.
He was Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Nana Tripp; son, Johnathan Tripp, St. Petersburg; daughter, Lisa Ray, Tampa; stepdaughter, April Rutherford, Tampa; father, Frederick R. Tripp, Silver Springs; two brothers, Frederick M. Tripp and wife Sunday, Silver Springs, and David "Pat" Tripp and wife Terry, Tampa; and three grandchildren.
Chas E. Davis funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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Theda Dabinett A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, from the Chas. E. Davis funeral Home, with the Rev. Donnie Seagle, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inverness, officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at 9 a,m. until the time of service.
Jacqueline M. Doran. The
Funeral Mass for Mrs. Jacqueline M. Doran, 74, Inverness, will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18,2007, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Interment will follow at Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, and Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes, where a Wake Service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Those who wish may send memorial donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667-2460.
Robert Goldsmith. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 644 N.E. Santa Fe Blvd., High Springs, FL 32643.
Mervin p. "Lefly" Holsworth. A memorial service honoring the life of Lefty Holsworth will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the Homosassa Eagles Club on Grover Cleveland Boulevard. All are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
Dr. Bruce Johnson Sr. A memorial service will be observed at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy, III, with Dr. Rob Manning officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Memorials made to Blessing Hospital, Quincy, 111., or to Hospice of Citrus County, 326 Line Ave., Inverness, FL 34452, in his name would be appreciated.
Christine Lucas. A funeral service of remembrance will be at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Father Charles Leke from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from noon until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Edward "Ed" McGlinchey Jr. A service of remembrance for Edward McGlinchey Jr., 83, Beverly Hills, who died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in Inverness, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at the Beverly Hills Community Church, with the Rev. Stewart Jamison officiating. Private cremation is under the direction of Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Beverly Hills Chapel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Mr. McGlinchey's memory to the Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.
Death
Julia Carson, 69
POLITICIAN
INDIANAPOLIS Rep. Julia Carson, the first black and first woman to represent Indianapolis in Congress, died Saturday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 69.
Carson died after a battle with lung cancer, spokeswoman Vanessa Summer said.
Carson's death came three weeks after she announced she had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and followed years of health troubles. She said days later that she would not run next year for a seventh term representing the district that covers most of Indianapolis.
She had not been in Washington since September, when she was hospitalized
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"Julia Carson overcame much and accomplished much, and devoted her life to helping other people do the same," Se'ri. Evan Bayh, an Indiaij^ Democrat, said in a statement "She was elected to important public offices, but never forgot who she was, where she came from or who she was there to serve."
Carson was a staunch opponent of the war in Iraq and tojd hundreds of people at a rally in downtown Indianapolis just weeks before the 2003 invasion that it was an act of aggression only to protect U.S. oil interests.
"Truly, it is all in the name of greed and truly in the name of war," she said. "We should have learned by the Vietnam War, but we did not." M
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Fire station holiday open house
Members of Citrus County Fire Rescue will host a holiday open house for the residents in the Citrus Springs and Pine Ridge areas from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Station 20 at 4785 N. Elkcam Blvd., Beverly Hills. Light refreshments will be available.
LHS Band to give holiday concert
lecanto High School Band will have its winter holiday concert at 7 pmThursday. The public is welcome.
BHRA gets into holiday spirit
, The public is invited to attend fhe Hudson Show Palace Theater oh Thursday in Hudson for a dazzling Christmas show with wonderful holiday music and fun. The ticket price includes a hot buffet. Reservations may be made at the Beverly Hills Recreation Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills from '8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. We will meet at the parking ietat 9:45 a.m. and car pool to the "theatre. You may also meet us 'there at 11 a.m. to get your tickets. For questions, call 746-4882.
ni NARLEO moves meeting date up
^National Association of Retired Jaw Enforcement Officers will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday instead of the fourth Thursday for this month only, due toChristmas. They meet at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 E/.Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State ftoad 44), Crystal River. Executive Board meets at 6:30 p.m. The association is accepting new members, who might be interested in joining this expanding, exclusive fraternity. NARLEO is now open and available for retired law enforcement personnel for fellowship and hospitality (this also includes federal and state agents, probation, parole and correction officers) as well as those still active "on the job" in law enforcement. Come for a visit to see what Wt are all about. Bring your law Enforcement I.D.
Snowbirds to celebrate holiday
| The club will be celebrating the Christmas season with a party l/Vednesday at the Crystal River American Legion Post 155 on State Road 44. The evening includes dinner, a gift exchange and an accordionist will provide fcftristmas carol music. I New members are always welcome. The only requirement is living in Citrus County seasonal or year-round. The membership fee is|bnly $5.
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Sailors meet at Denny's in Crystal River at 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly. Call Jimmie at 621-0617.
The Korean War Veterans Chapter 192 will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at VFW 10087. This is a one month change, due to the first Tuesday falls on New Year's Day. The remainder of the year, meetings will continue to be the first Tuesday monthly.
Call Cmdr. Hank Butler at 563-2496; Vice Cmdr. Paul Salyer at 637-1161; or Director Neville Anderson at 344-2529.
U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) Sturgeon Base meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at American Legion Post 155,6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Crystal River.
Visitors and interested parties are always welcome. For more information, call Base Cmdr. Billy Wein at 726-5926.
VFW Post 4252 and Ladies Auxiliary weekly and upcoming activities include:
Today: Bar bingo 2 to 5 p.m.
Monday: Ladies Auxiliary has "Show Me The Money" card game from 6 to 8 p.m.Food is available.
Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary has bar bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. Profits go to local charities. This month is for Toys for Tots. Dart League is at 7 p.m. Come in and sign up.
Wednesday: Chicken wings from 2 to 6 p.m. Four wings for $1.
Friday: Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This week's menu is a choice of baked or fried fish or ham. Dinner includes a salad bar. There will be music by Country Swing from 6 to 10 p.m. $6.50 donation.
Saturday: Ladies Auxiliary host bingo at 10:30 a.m. with food available.
Cooties dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the first Sunday monthly. Cooties Jam is from 5 to 9 p.m.
Post New Year's Eve Party on Monday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets include dinner, party favors, champagne toast and music by Country Swing. Desserts are appreciated.
The National President, Virginia Carmen, will be at the Mid-Winter Conference at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel on Friday, Jan. 18. The Isle of Flags will be at 11 a.m. in the hotel lobby.
Ladies Auxiliary is having a Jam with a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
Ladies Auxiliary goes to nursing homes four times a month to play bingo with the residents. Everyone is welcome.
All eligible persons are invited to join the post or Ladies Auxiliary. Stop by the post or call for information.
Send e-mails to VFW4252 tampabay.rr.com.
2008 Dues must be paid by Dec. 31. All membership cards will be checked at the door Jan. 1. If you do not renew your membership, you will not be able to come into the post.
Life members' cancer insurance of $4.95 can be paid now for 2008.
Post Honor Guard is available for funerals, flag raisings and nursing homes. Call Post Cmdr. Bob Prive at 212-3393 or Ladies Auxiliary President Judy Prive at 726-3339 for information. Post 4252 is at 3190 N. Carl G Rose Highway (State Road 200), Hernando, FL 34442.
The H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post 10087 is in Beverly Hills off County Road 491, across the street from ROC'S 491 Sports Bar and behind the new Superior Bank.
This year's New Year's Eve party will be Monday, Dec. 31, with cocktails at 6 p.m., music starting at 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30. The dinner will consist of roast pork, chicken Francaise, and all the trimmings and will be catered by Ferrara's Deli. Music will be provided by G&G Entertainment. There also will be party favors and free champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the canteen. We are limiting ticket sales to the first 120 people. In addition, we will reserve a table for eight; however, all eight tickets must be bought at one time.
Sunday: Bingo in the big hall beginning at 1 p.m. Lots of games and lots of payouts. Snacks and refreshments as well. All the big time sporting events on the big screen TV all afternoon in the canteen.
Monday: The VFW Golf League plays each Monday at different courses. Contact Dick Sorrells or Jim Freiheit at the post for tee times and locations. The Cake Crab Company Golf League plays at Twisted Oaks GO every Monday at 8 a.m. Check with Lou Kempf for available tee times. Drink specials in the canteen every Monday. Monday night dart tourna-
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Tuesday: Pool tournament in the canteen beginning at 2 p.m. House committee meeting and staff meeting every third Tuesday and post general meeting every fourth Tuesday monthly.
Wednesday: Bar bingo in the canteen at 2 p.m. Wednesday is Ladies Night. Cookout every Wednesday night serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, kielbasa dogs and hot dogs with all the trimmings for a nominal donation from 5 to 7 p.m. We have "Show Me The Money" every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. hosted by Bill and Val VanMeter.
Thursday: Ladies Auxiliary will meet at noon at Sal's Restaurant for its Christmas luncheon meeting. VFW Mixed Golf League every Thursday alternating between Pine Ridge Golf Club and Twisted Oaks Golf Club with an 8 a.m. tee time. Check with Dave Nealey or Ray Galinski for available tee times. Pool tournament and dart tournament in the canteen at 7 p.m.
Friday: Dinner menu for Dec. 21 is Cornish game hens. Dec. 28 closed. For information, call Mary at 270-9263.
Saturday: $1 Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Karaoke in the canteen from 7 p.m. to midnight. Snacks (sandwiches and chips) served every Saturday night during karaoke. Different karaoke host most every Saturday night.
Allen-Rawls American Legion Post 77 and Auxiliary Unit 77 meet the first Thursday of every month behind the Key Training Center in Inverness at 130 Heights Ave. At 6 p.m., meetings kick off with a potluck dinner, and at 7:30 p.m. for the business meetings, the auxiliary breaks off to another room. Bring a covered dish if you can. Interested in being a member, call Post Cmdr. Bob Scott at 860-2090 or Auxiliary President Sandy Scott at 860-2090. For more information, visit our Web site at www.ALPost77.org.
Island X-18 Seabee Veterans of America meetings are at 11 a.m. second Wednesday, and
luncheons are at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesday. We have a short meeting, about one hour, at the VA Office in Lecanto, then we will eat lunch at a local restaurant decided at the meeting. Luncheons are third Wednesday picked by Charley Rhodes, if you have an idea of a place to go let Charley know. If you have any questions, call Cmdr. David Puffer at 746-9327.
The Suncoast U.S. Navy Armed Guard and Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday monthly at the Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The next meeting is Jan. 12.
Dumas-Hartson VFW Post 8189 and Ladies Auxiliary is on Veterans Drive, Homosassa, west of U.S. 19. Turn on to Veterans Drive from U.S. 19 at Dixon's Auto Sales across from Harley Davidson. We welcome back the many snowbirds to enjoy the various activities and events we sponsor.
We welcome all to our dinners.
The post meeting is at 7 p.m. the second Monday monthly.
Membership is the bloodline of the VFW and we invite those veterans with foreign campaign to join this great veterans' organization.
The post offers hall rental for all occasions at a very reasonable rate.
For more information, call the post at 795-5012 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is comprised of combat wounded veterans and lineal descendants of Purple Heart recipients who share the common purpose of preserving the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal, which is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use. To learn more about Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH, visit the Chapter 776 Web site at www. citruspurpleheart.org or call 382-3847 or 527-2460.
The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in the Community Room
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Dear Friends,
On behalf of everyone associated with The Mike Hampton Pitching-In Foundation we would like to say thank you to everyone who came together to make this year's Country Rocks the Canyon Concert the best ever.
I was especially moved Saturday night when Montgomery/ Gentry sang their huge hit "My Town". It made me reflect on all the unbelievably giving people in Citrus County who give of themselves so unselfishly to help the youth and those less fortunate.
Through the generosity of The Citrus County Circle of Friends, Black Diamond Ranch, Rock Crusher Canyon, our sponsors, the local non-profit organizations, friends, volunteers and all the thousands of individuals who purchased tickets for the show, we are not only able to help those in need, but also to send four more deserving local high school students in "Our Towns" to college with a $ 10,000 scholarship.
We are truly blessed to come from a community where residents still care about each other. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's Country Rocks the Canyon Concert.
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Buenos Aires: Land of 'Evita' lives up to allure of first lady
On stage in London, 1978, Elaine Paige, accompanied by the musical scoring of Andrew Lloyd Weber, brought Eva Perone to life in the play "Evita." Eva Perone achieved notoriety by seducing Juan Perone, dictator, and eventually President of
Argentina making her first lady. And a dream was ignited I must visit Buenos Aires!
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to life this past February with a visit to Buenos Aires, where the movie "Evita" was partly filmed. Madonna, portraying Eva Perone, stood on the balcony of the Presidential Palace overlooking the Plaza de Mayo, and sang "Don't Cry for me Argentina" to hoards of cheering followers.
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Buenos Aires is often referred to as the Paris of South America, and with good reason.
It is a cosmopolitan city of wide __boulevards, boasting the widest in the world, well-maintained parks, cozy cafes, tree-lined avenues, excellent shopping and the sophistication of great European cities.
Walking there is a joy as the terrain is flat, safe, and there is an unexpected surprise around every corner. Of particular interest, in city center, is a beautiful park a dog park in a plaza, with a restful water feature, benches and flowers
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In La Boca, Buenos Aires, a caricature of Eva Perone portrays the scene at the Presidential Palace years ago.
everywhere. "Dog heaven" best describes this area where several dozen unattended dogs
are getting along, sunning themselves, and playing with their masters. It would make
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You must experience Cemetario de la Recoleta, a monumental and famous cemetery, where Eva Perone is interred ("City of the Dead," it was called, because of the streets and streets of crypts old and new). Surprisingly, her tomb is not set among those of the most famous who are buried there. Elegant, but not pretentious no doubt reflecting her place in history as champion for the poor people for whom she fought so valiantly.
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The Citrus County Veterans Coalition will have a genera! open business meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Citrus County Resource Center meeting room. This a revised schedule for the holidays with some very important business to be discussed, nomination of 2008 officers, revision and reading and acceptance of the bylaws changes.
Come get all the details of our newest fundraising project. The coalition, in conjunction with Withlacoochee Technical Institute, will operate and sponsor a monthly yard sale and flea market starting Saturday, Jan. 5, at WTI's parking lot. We need volunteers to work our booth and the overall operation of the sale plus
make or model phone. You may drop off phones and attached batteries as well as accessories at any Citrus County School or the DAV at North Independence Highway and U.S. 41 North.
The old phones are recycled for cash to purchase cards or unlimited free video phone calls. If you have any questions regarding this program, call Annamarie Perrigo at the DAV at 344-3464 on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9 and 11 a.m., or 344-5675.
Marine Corps League 819, Citrus Detachment, just celebrated its 15th anniversary. We are an active group as we do the county's Toys for Tots program (with more than 15,000 toys given to children in our county
we need donations of clothing, furniture, appliances and interesting items that are saleable at
such an event. Please come to the meeting and let's make this project work for the good of all. All proceeds go to benefit Citrus County Veterans.
Spaces are limited and available on a pre-paid reserved, first come first served basis for $10 per space and half price to veterans' organizations. For more information, call Mike O'Brien at 726-9062 or Joel Smoyer at 7264429.
Wanted: music and movies for our troops abroad and in VA hospitals for Christmas. Good CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes sought donations welcome, but will purchase. Call Gary Davis at 382-1883.
Hunger and Homeless Coalition Anyone who knows of a homeless veteran in need of food, haircut, 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 phone number to the veteran.
Cmdr. Martin P. Murphy and The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 70, in coordination with the Superintendent "Sam" Himmel of the Citrus County School District, have become an official Cell Phones for Soldiers Drop-Off Site. This program was started by two teenagers to help buy prepaid calling cards to send to U.S. service people overseas. For each cell phone that is donated, 72 minutes of talk time is given to our troops to call their loved ones back home.
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last year), sponsor one or two scholarships to high school students, and give financial support to the Young Marines. Our honor guard has been requested to participate in funerals for members of all military branches and has also attended other military functions throughout the county. We also have several social functions throughout the year where families are invited.
If you would like more information about becoming a member, call Commandant Robert Deck at 527-1557.
Dan Campbell Airborne Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at American Legion Post 155, Crystal River. All current and previous Airborne members and their wives are welcome to join. For additional information, call Steve Leonard at 726-3693.
Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW Post 8698, 520 County Road 40 E., Inglis (one mile east of U.S. 19). Men and LAVFW meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at the post. Men's Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday monthly. Call Cmdr. Dave Finley, (352) 447-3495.
The Marine Corps League, Samuel R. Wall Detachment 1139 will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at DAV Post 70 in Inverness at the intersection of Independence Avenue and U.S. 41 North. All former Marines are welcome. Call Tom Heron at 637-2724 or Joe Spoto at 746-3315.
Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 186 will meet at 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the DAV Building, Independence Highway
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On Nov. 9, Jim Stepanek received the Colt Leadership Award for his persistence and longevity in veterans' issues and POW/MIA awareness.
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Citrus Springs resident Jim Stepanek was presented with the Colt Leadership Award on Nov. 9 by the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition in Washington, D.C. Stepanek was cited for his persistence and longevity in veterans' issues and POW/ MIA awareness.
Stepanek's involvement began Nov. 10, 1982, when he and several other Vietnam veterans became upset that there was no American flag at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. They acquired an American flag and proudly displayed it at the apex of The Wall for several days and nights. The idea caught on. An American flag and a Vietnam veteran have now been at The Wall for 25
years. The program is known as the Vigil at The Wall.
Stepanek is a director with the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, which represents about 100 veteran groups and 200,000 veterans nationwide; the national vice president of VietNow; secretary of Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 7; secretary of the Vietnam Veterans Gathering; and a National Park Service volunteer for 21 years.
Stepanek is also author of the book "The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Your Questions Answered." Stepanek's book is used by the Smithsonian Institute and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund as a reference manual and by the National Park Service as a training manual.
and U.S. 41 North, Inverness. Call Bob Huscher, secretary, at 344-0727.
Floral City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 225 The Herbert Surber American Legion Auxiliary Unit 225 would like to invite eligible women in Citrus County to join us. The members meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the Floral City VFW Post 7122 on U.S. 41, Floral City. Contact Marcia Gallagher, membership chairman at 860-1629 for further information or any questions.
Come and join this newly re-chartered unit and be a part of the
great accomplishments and projects in the American Legion Auxiliary.
VFW Post 7991, 3107 West Dunnellon Road, Dunnellon, (352) 489-1772.
Be sure to get in on our great Holiday raffles. Drawings will be Dec. 20. You do not need to be present to win. Child's bike, one ticket for $1 or three for $2. A 32-inch Emerson Digital TV first prize, $50 second prize and $25 third prize; tickets are, one for $1 or six for $5.
Sunday: Canteen open one to 8 p.m. Ham dinner starts at 5 p.m. Live jazz at 5:30 p.m. $5 dollar donation. Members and guests. Commander's meeting.
Tuesday: Canteen open 1 to 8 p.m. Potluck dinner; bring your favorite dish, $5 donation. Members and guests.
Wednesday: Canteen open 1 to 8 pm. Bingo night, 5:30 p.m. and open to the public.
Thursday: Canteen open 1 to 8 p.m. Meeting night, 6 pm. Social hour 5 to 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 155 sets its December 2007 schedule of events:
Today: Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. $5, B-Day/Ann bash Potluck dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Gen/Aux meeting 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Chicken wings from noon to 3 p.m. 10 wings for $3.50. Live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday: Bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Post 155 Student Oratorical contest,
Friday: Auxiliary dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., $6. Live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: Pool Tournament 2 p.m.
Dec. 23: Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m., $5. Employee Christmas Party 2 p.m.
Dec. 25: Christmas Day lounge open from 1 to 5 p.m.
Dec. 26: Chicken wings from noon to 3 p.m. 10 wings for $3.50. AYCE spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 27: Bingo from 1 to 4 p.m.
Dec. 28: Awesome steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., $8.75. Live music from 8 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 30: Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m., $5. Dart tournament 4 p.m.
Dec. 31: New Years Eve party (hosted by Legion Riders) with live music, from 3 to whenever; $15 for single or $25 for a couple tickets are available with the bartender. Limited seating. In addition to the above schedule, on every Tuesday through Thursday there are lunch specials from noon to 3 p.m. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from American Legion Post 155.
American Legion Post 155 accepted the resignation of Cmdr. Bob Pennington and elected Jim Woodman as the new commander. For more information, contact Cmdr. Jim Woodman at 795-6526 or go to www.post155.org.
VFW Post 7122 Floral City, Dec. 16 to 22 schedule:
Today: Football and drink specials.
Tuesday: Bingo starts at 3 p.m.
Friday: AYCE fish or three-piece chicken dinner $7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Jannie Faye's karaoke starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday: Strip steak or filet mignon dinner served from 4 to 7 p.m.
Dec. 29: Blood drive from 1 to 4 p.m. All donors will receive one free Friday night dinner.
Dec. 31: New Year's Eve party from 1 to 7 p.m. $10 tickets are available now or at the door. A pig roast by Victor Houston is on the menu with music by Some Good Company. There will be party favors and a champagne toast. Celebrate with Post 7122 and be home safe by early evening.
VFW Post 7122 is at 8191 S. Florida Ave., in Floral City. Phone: 637-0100.
Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337 and Ladies Auxiliary, 906 E. State Road 44, Inverness; telephone 344-3495; fax 344-3514, announce daily activities schedule for the week of Dec. 16 to 22:
Today: Pool tourney 2 p.m. Wild Willy karaoke 5 to 9 p.m.
Monday: Bar bingo 3 p.m.
Tuesday: Chicken wings three for $1, nine flavors, 4:30 to 7 p.m.; Mark B. karaoke 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary bar bingo 6 p.m.
Thursday: Bar bingo 3 p.m. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Fish fry (southern fried chicken available) $6.50 4:30 to 7 p.m. Mark B. karaoke 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: No dinner, no entertainment.
VFW Post 4337 and Ladies Auxiliary 906 Highway 44 East in Inverness will host a New Year's Eve Party at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Entertainment will be provided by Ken. Party favors and a champagne toast will be provided. Covered dishes and snacks are requested and appreciated.
A reminder to all members of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to pay your annual dues before Jan. 1, as present dues will expire.
For more information, call 344-3495.
Navy Seabee Veterans of America Island X-23. Crystal River, has a breakfast at 8 a.m. every Sunday at Crystal Paradise Restaurant in Crystal River. Anyone welcome. For information, call Cmdr. John Kister at 527-3172 or Gordon Levins, social director, at 795-7662.'
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the oldest and best-preserved barrios and boasts, with pride, several old churches, colonial houses and streets still paved with original cobblestones.
The colonial architecture, a town square with a semi-permanent antique fair and several museums, offer a safe and easy "on-your-own" walking tour. All of the barrios are easily reached by taxi, the most efficient mode of travel in Buenos Aires, and it is the lowest cost taxi service I have ever encountered.
Finally, La Boca is the most titillating! This enclave is the original port for sailing ships, having been established by Italian seamen from Genoa in the 1800s. It is a kaleidoscope of colorful buildings with tin roofs, tango clubs and Italian taverns. A mock balcony above a restaurant on main-street features a brightly colored statue of Eva Perone. Dance the tango on the street with a "professional" for a tip. Keep some pesos handy for tipping the marching band, or you might be the target of some verbiage I have yet to interpret La Boca is an exciting and fun place in which to spend an afternoon. Enjoy the daylight hours in La Boca, but best be gone at dusk!
Buenos Aires, including about 40 more barrios, is definitely on my calendar for a return visit
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In La Boca, one can dance the tango with professional street dancers for tips notice the hat on the sidewalk.
Neil Sawyer is a 22-year Crystal River resident and
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ho do you think will win Iowa?" I asked Stan as he replaced the starter on my 8-year-old beater. Stan watches all those cable TV shows that talk about politics, so I knew he'd have an informed opinion. It's a well-known fact that the more television you watch, the smarter you become.
"Oh, I don't know," he said, "I guess it depends on what the people in Boise decide to do."
"Boise? What has Boise got to do with it?" I asked.
"What's Boise got to do with it?" He lifted his head from under the hood and spoke to me very slowly as if I had just flunked English as a second language.
"Boise is the capital of Iowa. It's the biggest city in the state. Whoever wins in Boise is sure to win the whole state."
It was pretty obvious that Stan was confusing Iowa with Idaho, which is a common mistake. Some people confuse Iowa and Idaho the way I confuse my left and my right I can almost -
guarantee you that if I say "Turn right," I really mean "Turn left," which is what makes traveling with me so much fun. Every day is an adventure. Sue's even invented a word for my syndrome dysleftia.
Stan was suffering from an attack of dysiowa. And since he was giving me a price break on the new starter, I thought I'd correct him as gently as possible. I said, "I think the voters in Des Moines might have a say in it" He stared at me like I just flubbed an easy question about common brand names on 'Jeopardy."
"What has the capital of Ohio got to do with it?"
Capital of Ohio? This is the worst case of dysiowa I've ever come across: I should have dropped the conversation right there. Everyone knows you shouldn't talk about religion or politics. Now I'm going to have to add geography to the list.
"I will never understand why we let a few farmers in Boise, Ohio, elect our candidates," Stan continued. "How did Idaho get to hold the first primary? Those hicks will fall for the first fast-talking politician they run into. What do they know about anything?"
Should I start to worry about what he's doing to my car? Is he replacing the starter or changing the head gasket? Would he know the difference? Would it be like going in for a liver transplant and having the doctor replace your kidney?
Stan shook his head, "Why can't they make Iowa the first primary? Those people have some common sense. They don't call it The Land of Lincoln for nothing."
I couldn't keep my mouth shut on that one. Like an idiot who wakes up in the middle of surgery and starts telling the doctor he's doing it all wrong, I said, "No one calls it 'The
_ Land of Lincoln.' That's Illinois." It
was so quiet you could hear a tool drop a torque wrench hitting a concrete floor, to be exact Stan's hands were deep in the guts of my car's engine. No good could come from this.
"No, it's Ohio, it's right there in the Declaration of Independence. Watch some educational television for once in your life, would ya? Should you really be voting if you don't know the first thing about your own country? It seems to me they should make you pass a test or something. Turn the key, let's see if this works." It did. The frustrating "tick, tick, tick" was replaced with the familiar "vroom" of the engine catching. He did a great job. Thankgood-ness he doesn't watch car repair shows on television all day long.
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Preparing a special holiday dinner does not have to be complicated and time-consuming. Log on to publix.com for more recipes and ideas.
Fora 4 l/2-lb rib roast (8 servings) prepare roast following recipe instructions; begin the roast about 3 hours before you would like to serve.
About 45 minutes before your roast is done, begin preparing scalloped potato recipe. If your family and guests are hungry, prepare some appetizers with Publix Deli Artichoke & Spinach Dip, and Ritz Crackers.
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I (34 rib) standing rib roast (4 112 teaspoon kosher salt I /4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper I teaspoon minced garlic 3 sprigs fresh parsley (rinsed) I /3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1. Preheat oven to 325F. Season roast on all sides with salt, pepper; and garlic. Place roast on rack in 13- x 9-inch baking dish (wash hands). Bake I 1/2 hours.
2. Meanwhile, chop parsley coarsely. Combine in small bowl with bread crumbs and rosemary; set aside.
3. Remove roast from oven. Coat roast with mustard and then bread crumb mixture. Bake I more hour or until internal temperature reaches 145F (medium-rare)
' up to 170F (well-done). Use a meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness.
4. Let roast stand 10-15 minutes before slicing; slice and serve.
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While potatoes microwave, take time to prepare asparagus for steaming. Remove your roast from the oven when your meat thermometerinserted into the thickest part (not touching bone or fat)reaches 135F or desired temperature. Complete potatoes and begin to bake.
After you ve removed your roast, transfer ft to a carving board and cover loosely with foil. Let it stand 10-15 minutes before slicing. Bring waterto boil for steaming asparagus.
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"I Am Legend" (PG-13) 1 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes or super savers.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks" (PG) 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:25 p.m.
"The Golden Compass" (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m. No passes or super savers.
"Awake" (R) 12:40 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
"This Christmas" (PG-13) 12:50 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m.
"Enchanted" (PG) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
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"Alvin and the Chipmunks" (PG) 1:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m.
"I Am Legend" (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:05 p.m, 10:35 p.m. No passes or super savers.
"The Golden Compass" (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m. No passes or super savers.
"Awake" (R) 1:05 p.m., 4:305 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.
"Hitman" (R) 1:55 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:50 p.m.
"August Rush" (PG) 1:35 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:20 p.m.
"The Mist" (R) 10:25 p.m.
"Enchanted" (PG) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.
"Fred Claus" (PG) 1:45 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
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To enquire about the animals listed here, refer to the type (cat or dog), age group
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The shelter is in Inverness near the airport. The shelter 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.
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Financial assistance for spaying and neutering of your adopted pet is available through the Humanitarians of Florida at 563-2370, or from the Humane Society of Citrus County at 341-2222..
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Spirit of Citrus Dancers Twilight Ball
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2007. There are 15 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
One hundred years ago, on Dec. 16,1907,16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to be known collectively as the "Great White Fleet," set sail from Hampton Roads, Va., on a 14-month round-the-world voyage at the order of President Theodore Roosevelt, who wanted to demonstrate American sea power.
On this date:
In 1653, Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
In 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.
In 1905, the entertainment trade publication Variety came out with its first weekly issue.
In 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces in Belgium (the Allies were eventually able to beat the Germans back).
In 1960,134 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collided over New York City.
In 1977, the movie "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta as a Brooklyn disco dancer, opened in wide release.
Ten years ago: A Pentagon-appointed panel concluded that the Army, Navy and Air Force should segregate male and female recruits in their earliest phases of basic training.
Five years ago: Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
One year ago: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for elections to end his violent standoff with Hamas.
Today's Birthdays: Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke is 90. Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 71. Actress Joyce Bulifant is 70. Actress Liv Ullmann is 69. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 66. TV producer Steven Bochco is 64. Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 61. Actor Ben Cross is 60. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 58. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 56. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 48. Actor Sam Robards is 46. Actor Jon Tenney is 46. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 44. Country singer-songwriter Jeff Carson is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michael McCary is 36. Country musician Chris Scruggs is 25.
Thought for Today: "I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise." Sir Noel Coward, English actor, playwright, composer (born this date, 1899; died in 1973).


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Some gifts for the holidays
Imeant to get you something for Christmas, but I've got this serious problem. I keep losing my Christmas shopping list.
Three times a list of gifts has been prepared, and three times the list has been lost before the actual process of shopping has begun. There was one Sunday afternoon that I had the actual list in the car with me and I was driving to the mall when my cell phone rang.
A friend wanted to play golf.
While I want to do my part to help the economy, my golf game actually needs more help than the nation's economy.
I skipped the shopping.
So now we are at Christmas crunch time and I thought it might be easier if I made a list of things I want for the holiday and you could go out and get these things for me.
That way, both my golf game and the nation's economy will do better. Doesn't that sound fair? I didn't think so, but here's my Christmas list anyway:
I would like gas to be less than $2 a gallon again. I would like us to be really committed to using less gasoline and as a nation, become more energy independent I now pay more for a tank of gas than I paid for my first car. (It was a 1963 Chevy Nova and it cost $50 because a high school buddy lost his license and his parents made him sell it. You can buy one today on eBay for $19,300).
I would like someone to purchase a sense of humor for all of our local politicians who take themselves far too seriously. Let's have a little more fun out there, ladies and gentlemen, and maybe make a few decisions. This is not Mideast peace where bombs are thrown at you by people who disagree with you.
I would like a fruitcake for Mike Pitts of Inverness. (Please note that I did not call him a fruitcake, I said he deserves a fruitcake). Mike, a retired Inverness cop, is passionate about a lot of things, but he used his passion most recently to make sure there was a nativity scene on public display in the county seat. Mike is always willing to fight the good fight And he loves fruitcake.
I would like our city and county to ban fast-release fertilizers. We get a lot of talk about protecting the environment and then only excuses when it comes to stopping the real pollution sources.
I would like to see Crystal River Police Chief Steve Burch get a job. Burch is the top person being displaced by the county sheriff's office
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SPRINGSHEDS
Action on septic
tanks a start in right direction
THE ISSUE:
Requiring high-performance spetic tanks.
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OUR OPINION:
.Moving in the right direction.
The DCA adopt the
The county commission took some initial action on the future adoption of high-performance septic tanks last week If the proposed requirement becomes part of the county's comprehensive growth management plan and finally the land development code, it will be a move that could help lessen the impact of pollution on the county's water resources.
Such measures are way past due in this county.
The proposal, beginning 2010, is to require performance-based septic systems for houses built in all new subdivisions not served by central sewer and not already platted.
The proposal is in relation to a comprehensive growth management plan amendment the county will send to the state Department of Community Affairs wants the county to requirement in regard to spring-shed protection. Springsheds are the recharge basins for springs. Because of its geology, all of Citrus County is covered with areas of springsheds.
The problem with performancer based septic systems is the cost The price is more than 10 times the cost of a traditional septic tank with which residents are familiar That pushes the price of a home even higher during a time when the local building industry is almost at a standstill.
So giving the implementation a two-year delay is probably not a bad idea, and it will allow developers to plan and consider the merits of going to a central sewer system. How DCA will view the delay in implementation, however, remains to be seen.
The delay probably also will mean a run on platting next year and is letting some 30,000 platted lots off the hook a serious problem with the amendment and likely something DCA will object to. On the other hand, exempting the platted communities takes care of the areas where sewer is planned, but not yet in, such as part of Citrus Springs and Pine Ridge. It makes no sense, the argument goes, to require the expensive system if homebuyers will have to turn around and then pay for sewer assessments.
It's not an ideal situation, but at least it would be a start
In the call for, and resistance to, higher-performance septic systems, the issue is not whether performance-based systems are more effective in reducing pollution leaching into the water from septic
tanks. They are and that should not be part of the debate.
As for those who point out that the pollution is from fertilizers, too, they are correct and the county has yet to bite that bullet banning the sale and use of fast-release fertilizers. A draft of an ordinance is making its rounds through county government and expected to come up for public review early next year
Doing so would be a perfect companion to the high-performance system requirement, if commissioners have the political courage to make that move. Maybe the fertilizer rule could even be a bargaining chip in selling the DCA the delay in performance-based septic tank implemena-tion.
So the real issue here is a political one: the cost and so the political consequences of the costs, versus the environmental benefits.
The truth is that requiring high-performance systems likely will make something evident It would be cheaper to go to central sewer in most cases, except the sparsely populated areas.
If the county doesn't impose high-performance systemsat the very least in the sensitive areas closer to the waterthen it should begin an aggressive expansion of sewer districts right away. Whatever happens, regular septics shouldn't be allowed in sensitive areas any longer
One thing that could help implementation, and that was mentioned by Commissioner Gary Bartell, is why not give impact fee credits for the new systems? The systems would be reducing pollution, which is an impact of growth, and the credits would help home-buyers and homebuilders with the costs.
And why not also propose some partnering with the state? The state is pressuring Citrus, as one of four unique springshed counties, to require high performance systems. Maybe the DCA can be convinced to put some money where its mouth is and provide grants to reduce the cost to help commissioners make this political decision.
After all, the state recognizes the unique nature and value of its resources in our county just by virtue of requiring springshed protection in the comp plan, and so a question to DCA might be: How about working with us a little here?
Whatever we do, we have to begin reducing the accumulating pollution that is affecting our water resources.
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Low fees, more jobs
Whenever you say "impact fee," Joyce Valentino wants to turn this into an issue between the construction industry and the retired citizens. By doing this, they don't have to face the real issue. There is another answer: Spend less money and let them have both.
Impact fees are not about just new homes. The real damage from imposing unrealistic impact fees is on new businesses. The county charges impact fees to developers on their new buildings, then they turn around and charge each new business that wants to open in that building an additional impact fee. I think you call this double dipping.
The fee is so enormous that the common working people can't afford to pay it to open a new business to create jobs for residents who have been told to find another job, not in the construction industry. Commissioners point out that even though permits for new homes are down, commercial building is up. That being true, just ask any developer how many storefronts are empty because new businesses cannot afford the outrageous impact fees.
We are in a recession. The county commissioners should consider putting a two-year freeze on all new capital expenditures. You could roll back impact fees for new homes and find a new way to apply impact fees for businesses.
For everyone who thinks this is just going to cause growth, this is not the case. By reducing fees for new businesses you will have created new jobs that are not in the construction field. Workers will then have someplace other than the construction industry to work. More people will work, therefore buying more cars, spending money in restaurants, department stores, hair salons, car washes and other struggling local businesses affected by our recession, thus creat-
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ing more tax money for the county to help replace what they reduce in impact fees. All this will take to work is for our commissioners to have the courage to put their citizens before county buildings and other costly projects.
Larry Swain
Lecanto
Comparing wars
John Glenn said this, and it should make you think
There were 39 combat-related killings in Iraq in January 2007. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the same month. That's just one American city.
When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war, state the following:
a. FDR led us into World War II.
b. Germany never attacked us, Japan did. From 194145,450,000 lives were lost... an average of 112,000 per year.
c. Truman finished that war and
started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950 to 53 55,000 lives were lost... an average df 18,334 per year.
d. John F Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.
e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire, from 1965 to 75,58,000 lives were lost... an average of 5,800 per year.
f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without U.N. or French consent Bosnia never attacked us. Clinton was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
g. In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, and crippled al-Qaida. He put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North Korea without firing a shot and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.
The Democrats complain about how long the war is taking.
It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound, a 51-day opera tion.
We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law firm billing records.
It took less time for the Third Infantry division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobil0 sank at Chappaquiddick.
It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida! Our commander-in-chief is doing a great job!
The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.
Bill Watkins
Chassahowitzka
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Sunday, December 16, 20Q7 3C
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"I
t's the most wonderful time of the year. With kids jingle belling and everyone telling you, 'Be of good cheer,' it's the most wonderful time of the year." Eddie Pola, George Wyle 1963. This is my 20th Christmas as a Chronicle columnist In considering subject matter for the 2007 holiday season, I did a little research by going through my files to see what I'd used in n years past
1 I found a hodgepodge of 6 memories.
I found some of the same sto-ries have been used more than once and a few more than twice. And I found a pattern has
2 developed where I now write
two Christmas columns each year a "Bah! Humbug!" version for the week before the holiday; and a sincere, though sometimes feeble, attempt at recognizing the magnitude of the birth of our Saviour for the week of Christmas.
I expect to follow the two seasonal columns pattern this year also, but on this, the week before Christmas, 2007, there will be no tongue-in-cheek grumbling.
How could there be?
My review of things written in previous years has left my
Fred Brannen A SLICE OF LIFE
heart full of gladness.
How could there be?
I've relived the days of bicycles, Hopalong Cassidy cowboy suits, electric trains and good times shared with my good brother William and our parents.
How could there be?
I've read and reread various versions of a Christmastime love story the story of two young people who had their first date in late November and by Christmas Eve, even in the face of some rather formidable
obstacles, were hopelessly, completely, head-over-heels in love.
How could there be?
Revisiting the birth and first Christmas of each of our children has left visions sweeter than sugar plums in my head.
How could there be?
During the past 20 years, our family has grown from five members to 15, and our home is now filled with grandchildren each Christmas morning.
How could there be?
It is the most wonderful time of the year.
Fred Brannen is an Inverness resident and a Chronicle columnist
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County puts impact fees to good use
o% Jessica Lambert
31 Special to the Chronicle
. Impact fees are an infrastructure-i focused, one-time charge for new develop- ment or increases in intensity for non-res-; idential projects.
Impact fees are used to fund capital i; improvement projects that increase $ capacity of the county's infrastructure, -jj including additional lanes to the county's .major corridor system, new schools, new public buildings and libraries.
Citrus County collects impact fees from new development for the following categories: transportation, parks, schools, law enforcement, fire, EMS, libraries and public buildings.
Many capital improvement projects have been successfully completed with the use of impact fees, since their inception in 1987. Several roadways throughout Citrus County have been enhanced, including I i County Road 491, County Road 581, Forest I 'Ridge Boulevard, Citrus Springs ; Boulevard and others as a result of impact 1 fees. Currently, County Road 486 is under I construction to accommodate the addi-! tional traffic needs as Citrus County continues to grow. Park impact fees have contributed to the improvement of numerous parks across Citrus County. Bicentennial Park, Holden | Community Park, Beverly Hills | Community Park and Citronelle Park are just a few of the recreational areas to receive enhancements. In addition, the I Central Ridge District Park is about to be
expanded through the expenditure of impact fees.
Within the other impact fee categories, money is earmarked for capital improvement projects that address the needs of our community, such, as: school expansions, vehicles to provide fire services, library improvements and public buildings to serve the citizens of Citrus County. The new Homosassa Library was funded in part by impact fees. As Citrus County grows, monies collected through impact fees are used to improve the county's infrastructure as a result of new development and growth.
Citrus County uses impact fees to supplement other types of fees and taxes to fund capital construction projects necessitated by growth. Impact fees constitute a significant funding source and enables the county to provide facilities and services, some of which are mandated by the county's comprehensive plan. The budgeting of impact fees is accomplished through the county's annual budget process for which public hearings are held. The county has seven years in which to spend the funds from the date they were collected.
Earlier this year, after an extended public hearing process, the Board of County Commissioners adopted an Impact Fee Update Report,and its associated ordinance prepared by the consultant firm Tindale/Oliver & Associates. This ordinance implements increased fees in all eight categories. The two largest proposed categories, Transportation and Schools, were adopted at 50 percent of the consul-
tant's calculated fee schedule.
Adoption of impact fees reduces pressure on local residents to raise taxes and fees. And with new development paying for its own capacity-enhancing infrastructure needs, any current funds that have been designated to pay for those projects can be shifted to the more immediate needs of existing residents, such as for facility maintenance and rehabilitation.
Recently, at the request of local businesses, the board was asked to reconsider the current impact fee program. Adjustments have been made regarding change-of-use calculations within multi-unit store complexes to reduce the costs to small businesses. In addition, the county, at the request of the Economic Development Council, will use business tax-generated funds to conduct an economic analysis of impact fees on the local economy.
Citrus County has seen many improvements as a result of impact fees. As the county continues to grow, additional enhancements will be necessary and will be possible through the impact fee schedule to make certain that Citrus County continues to be an inviting place to live, work and play.
To learn more about Citrus County impact fees, visit the county's Web site at http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us..
Jessica E. Lambert is the Communication Resources Director for the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.
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Citrus Springs rate
For months, SWFWMD has been prodding Citrus County commissioners to take action to reduce water consumption. No real action was taken until SWFWMD threatened the county with a $10,000-a-day fine. Only then did the commissioners react They proposed increased rates as water usage exceeded certain limits. This is a step that should have been taken months ago.
Part of the water issue concerns Citrus Springs. A few months ago, at a Citrus Springs Civic Association meeting, we learned from county officials that we have been paying a higher rate for water than Pine Ridge, even though the water for both areas is from the same source. County representatives agreed that this did not seem fair and they would look into the situation.
At a more recent meeting at the Citrus Springs Community Center, when progressive rates were proposed, the commissioners also proposed increasing the base rate for Pine Ridge to equal that of Citrus Springs. Pine Ridge residents and their lawyer reminded the commissioners that they had agreed not to raise the rate for Pine Ridge for five years. How can any county government agree to hold water rates at an existing level for five years? To put it mildly, this was dumb. Are the commissioners playing favorites? They are not being fair to Citrus Springs! Citrus Springs also received a notice of a 3.09 percent increase in our water rate, effective November. Did Pine Ridge receive the same notice?
If they won't raise the Pine Ridge rate, then the Citrus Springs rate should be lowered. Maybe a class action suit would solve the problem.
The county commissioners lack the integrity, honesty and sense of fairness to do the right thing.
This county needs a group of commissioners that is proactive and fair to county residents.
John F. Colgan
Citrus Springs
Property price
Oh Nov. 28, there was a questionable property sale at the PRPOA Board of Directors meeting.
Pine Ridge Directors Harvey Gerber, Maxine Hulse and Mark Schroder voted to give the county our County Road 486 property for the sum of $235,000. This is the same property for which the county had originally offered $300,000. And after that original offer of $300,000, the previous PRPOA Board had gotten an independent appraisal of $600,000 earlier this year.
This is quite a difference in price, so the previous board, with Mr. Gerber as a director, voted to employ an Eminent Domain Attorney in order to obtain the best price for the property owners of Pine Ridge. After all, this property is an asset of all PRPOA members.
However, at this Nov. 28 meeting, Mr. Gerber evidently forgot about his vote and had to be reminded. That did nothing to change his mind and the sale was approved. Why was there a rush to agree to a much lower price? A follow-through with the eminent domain attorney would not have cost the PRPOA anything.
According to state law, all attorney fees (commissions and expenses) would be paid by the county and the PRPOA would have received 100 percent of any negotiated price. If you subtract the price the board majority agreed to ($235,000) from
the independent appraisal ($600,000) you will find that the PRPOA members could have possibly gotten up to $375,000 more.
There has also been an inquiry to the county commissioners as to the private negotiations between Mr. Gerber and the county's representative, Walt Eastmond, regarding this property. At least two PRPOA board members had no knowledge of thisL. I have yet to receive an answer from the commissioners.
The Pine Ridge Board of Directors have an obligation to serve in the best interests of the community. Decisions like this from the board majority will only encourage more lawsuits.
Al Giannone
Pine Ridge
Signs stolen
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, eight signs were temporarily placed at intersections around Homosassa notifying interested parties that the Southwest Citrus Democratic Club was meeting at the new Homosassa Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Because the library is a new meeting place for the club, new signs were purchased at a cost of $25 per sign. These signs would continue to be used two to three days a month for the foreseeable future. Today, Nov. 30, two of those signs have disappeared. This is not a first-time occurrence.
The place to voice your political opinion is in the voting booth. Removing signs for a party you don't agree with is childish, to say nothing about the theft of the sign. And stealing the signs won't make your opposition go away.
Margaret Murphy
Homosassa
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Watering times
Will you please do me a favor and print again the hours when you can water your lawns and your plants in front of your house? I live outside the city; I live around Eden Gardens area. But I would like to know what my hours are when I can water, what days I can water. Also give a call number that you can j/n call if you see some- QOO' body abusing that fact. We'd like to try to obey by the rules if we can. So I'd appreciate it if you could put the hours in and I'll have them posted.
Editor's note: The watering rules are published daily on Page 4A of the Chronicle as part of the weather report. To make reports about abuse, call the sheriff's office.
Speak English
I noticed on our receipts now, it is in Spanish, Mexican, whatever the heck it is. It is not English anymore. It's in English and it's in this other nationality. What in the world is going on? Since when did we become Mexico? Since when? I thought we were the United States of America. This is a disgrace. I'm telling you, I am so sick and tired of these wimpy people in Washington who don't want to stick up for the American people. It's a disgrace. We are not Spanish, we are not Cuban, we are not Puerto Rican. We're Americans and we speak English, and it's about time they stopped putting all this Spanish, Mexican, whatever, on the receipts and on the telephones. I'm tired of it.
Helping pets
This is in regards to the Dec. 6 article in the Sound Off on pet adoptions. Evidently, the caller does not understand the meaning of the previous caller. Her problem was that they wouldn't give her 25 cents to adopt, which we all know is crazy. I am a volunteer with Animal Services and I can tell you flat out that they will do everything they can to get a pet a home. And they will contact breed organizations; they will contact rescue organizations. I, myself, have transported animals to rescue organizations for them to foster until a good home can be found for them. And euthanasia is down, and all you have to do is contact the director and she can give you those figures.
Subservient class
I'm a young man of 40 years and I remember all the .wonderful stories my father and my grandfather would tell me about the days when you had a job that actually paid you enough to support your family, pump a bank account, when people could buy homes without fear of losing them to ballooning interest rates. I remember these great stories of the days when the politicians were actually looking out for the common working-class man, making sure our lives and families were safe and secure. My family is faced with healthcare that is out of reach due to the cost, renting because the ballooning interest rates will keep us from actually buying a home. In conclusion, we can't buy a home even,with a down payment that we cannot save because of the wages that are not meeting the cost of living. If we did buy the home, we'd be afraid every day that it would be taken from us from, these interest rates. Government no longer cares about the working-class man. It's the lobbyists and all these people who have the government in their pockets. Executives are making record profits and the working-class man is daily and daily, daily becoming more subservient.
Mailbox full
Where are all the services for children and families in Citrus County? If you call the number listed in the phonebook, it will tell you the mailbox is full, to call back another time. After calling all around the town, I couldn't reach one number that had a person or a viable mailbox. Why are there no services? I guess emergencies really don't count here. I really think something ought to be done about this lack of service and done very quickly.
Jail vs. prison
This is in reference to your item "Robberies and burglaries." First, I want to tell you I worked in a prison for 16 years here in the state of Florida,
and jail is totally different than prison. According to law, you go to jail only if you have a year or less. Anything over a
year, a year and a day,
fthen you will be sent to prison. Prison life is totally different than the county jail. Yeah, you might do some time in the jail because you're still waiting for your trial and so forth, and so it might extend over a Affr7A year. But still, you Ut) I w only go to prison if you are sentenced a year and a day or more. Less than a year, you stay in jail, and there's a total difference between jail and prison. So this new officer in the county jail, if he really wants to work a prison, let him go to a state prison. Then he'll see what it's like a total difference.
Keep it central
I just want to say that a lot of people complain about these county commissioners, and I am one to also complain. I have been here 38 years in Citrus County ... This county annex expansion they're talking about in Inverness, this all needs to be moved to Lecanto, where the jail and all the other county maintenance facilities are. Keep it all centrally located, not Inverness, not Crystal River, in the middle of the county. It only makes sense. They have the land to do this. I don't know why they want to keep planning on going to expand Inverness. It's ridiculous. But no matter what you say, these county commissioners have their heads in the sand and they're not listening to the people of this county.
Remove valuables
I just read about the churches being robbed. I come from New York, which sometimes can be very dangerous. Now I'm a Methodist and we had money in our church, but we either had it in the safe or somebody would take it home after church on Sunday. We never kept things that were very valuable in the church, like these churches down here where they keep their laptops. Take them home. Take the cash home. Put all the lawn-mower equipment (away). We also had lawnmower equipment, but you know what we did? We got one of these big-fat chains and we chained everything together, like they do in Kmart. I mean these pastors have to be realistic here. I'm a Methodist, like I said, and believe me, we're not overwhelmed with money. We're a poor congregation just like everybody else.
Protect manatees
The boaters who want to speed around and take the manatees off the endangered species file have a summer home, a winter home, cars, trailers and so forth, for homes to be comfortable in. The manatees only have our waters for their only home. Please don't take them off the endangered species list to lessen the restrictions for boaters. They deserve our care and they deserve the protection of our state.
Derby pie
I was reading about the pie contest. It sounds like a wonderful venture, but I am curious what is a derby pie? I never heard of it. Would someone please explain it?
Pay as you go
This is in response to the construction worker who thinks that he does not need to tip the bartender. At 2:30 in the morning, that bartender has been there since 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon, has prepped and still, at 2:30 a.m., needs to clean up the bar and prep for the next day after the construction worker leaves. Everybody who gives good service deserves a good tip. I cannot believe that this construction worker thinks that because he shows up for a drink, he does not need to pay for service. He needs to open his eyes and if he wants to get fair pay for his job, he needs to return the job and pay for the service that he receives.
Taxed, then charged
Regarding "Airport expansions:" The caller makes a good point, but he makes the wrong point. The real question is: Why should a private company be making a profit from the use of. taxpayer-owned, -maintained and -furnished property? The taxpayers already pay in the form of taxes. Why are they charged a fee for the use of their own property?


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LETTERS
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Florida and Alaska: Far apart, but not at heart
John Strohmeyer Special to the Chronicle
Alaska the coldest state and Florida among the warmest are about 3,000 miles apart on opposite ends of the nation. However, when my wife and I made our annual winter escape to this sunny state the other day, it appeared that we never left home.
"Young brings home the bacon." read the headline on the front page of the St. Petersburg Times on the day we arrived last month. The subhead added that only one other legislator in the whole U.S. House of Representatives delivered more money for earmarked projects.
Good gracious, I thought, is the infamy of our pork-delivering congressman Don Young now headline news across the whole USA?
Relax, folks. The story identified Florida's big spender Rep. C.W Young, a Republican from Indian Shores, Fla. He slipped about $128 million into federal appropriations bills, mostly for defense contractors, who incidentally were his biggest campaign contributors. Only Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., who succeeded C.W as chairman of the defense appropriations subcommittee when Democrats regained control of the House, sent home more.
And then we discovered Floridians were taking sides on an elephant issue. The debate sounded much like the protest by animal lovers in Alaska over packing Maggie, the Anchorage Zoo's sickly but only elephant, into an airplane and moving her to a warmer climate in California. Only this debate ended up in court
It seems that the Tampa zoo, a few miles from our condo complex, needed an elephant, so they contracted to fly four of them in a 747 from an African wild game reserve in Swaziland. Naturally, they would have to sedate them and pack them in metal crates inside the cavernous hold of the airplane.
Terming it inhumane exploitation of animals, a coalition of civil rights groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), organized a letter-writing campaign and tried (unsuccessfully) to block the importation in court All are keeping tuned to whether the elephants are acclimating safely to zoo food and captivity.
Native rights remain an evolving issue here as they are in Alaska. I am intrigued by the similarity. Just a few days ago, the Anchorage Daily News editorially cited the lack of government monitoring of those exclusive no-bid contracts that return stunning profits to Alaska Native corporations perhaps at the expense of all taxpayers.
However, many of the natives down here are making Alaska's look like amateurs in taking advantage of federal government magnificence. The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that in a five-year period ending in 2005, the Seminole tribe of Florida took in more than $3.2 billion in revenues from its casinos, while also collecting $80 million in government aid, which is taxpayer dollars. The tribe's 3,400 members each receives $120,000 annually from its enterprises.
It may be a stretch, but one more similarity emerges. They can't always shoot straight in Florida either. Just a few days ago, a guy shot himself in the foot while firing at a snake in his back yard. (In the letters to the editor that followed, more people expressed compassion for the snake than for the injured shooter.) But I'm more impressed how the big shots in Florida politics can't hit a target either, much like ours who promoted the bridges to nowhere fiasco. Two examples:
To prove to the nation its allegiance to civic activism in elections after that big vote-counting scandal in Florida that cost Al Gore the presidency, the state mandated that all counties update their voting machines. But they didn't provide enough money for some to do it Several
of the poorer counties are still struggling to meet the mandate.
Then, to capitalize on this flush of civic activism, Florida moved ahead its primary to Jan. 29, thinking it could gain national attention (and of course the big spending largesse) when the Republican and Democratic campaign teams came marching in. It ignored or didn't anticipate Democratic Party rules that prohibit states other than Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina from holding Democratic Party nominating contests before Feb. 5.
Then billing itself as the largest swing-vote state in the nation, Florida did manage to nail down a nationally promoted CNN/You Tube debate featuring Republicans, whose party did accept the state's moved-up primary date. The debate was a bust It became tied up in knots over immigration and guns, barely touching basic issues like the economy and gas prices. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates went off to the states that complied with their primary date rules. So campaigners for the party most likely to win next fall are just about absent in Florida right now, and so, of course, is the boost they were supposed to bring to local businesses. And a judge ruled that the Democratic National Committee can penalize Florida by taking away its 210 delegates at the national convention
That's civic activism in elections? It's more like the snake hunter shooting himself in the foot
However, the weather down here is fine and the alligator in our pond, who was 4 feet when we left in April and is now 5 feet, was spared eviction for another year by vote of the condo association board. And we didn't need the Florida National Guard to come down and certify the election.
Answer to concerns
Great article and right on, by Jo Darling of Lecanto, on Dec. 3. In response, Jo, you can find all your answers in a New York Times best-seller: "Somebody's Gotta Say It" by Neal Boortz. Every American should read this book!
John Chambers
Inverness
Religious test
It is extremely disconcerting to see a candidate for the president of the United States pandering to a small but vocal religious minority, as did Mitt Romney. Wouldn't it be refreshing to see someone who wishes to be our president reveal that he has a passing familiarity with the Constitution that guarantees the freedom to believe or not to believe whatever we choose?
The Constitution also says that no religious test shall be required for any office of the United States. Would we citizens respect Mr. Romney less if he just said that he would keep his personal religious beliefs out of public policy and
the Constitution does not require him to pass a religious test?
But, he had to go on to say that freedom required a belief in religion, which certainly can be interpreted to say that those who do not believe in a religion have no right to freedom. And on which religion does freedom depend? I guess it is pretty plain, since he went out of his way to say he believed in Jesus as the Son of God.
We have avoided the bloody religious wars that have devastated other parts of the world because we have a secular government. That simply means a separation between church and state. We are all free to believe in whatever God we wish or to admit we don't know what to believe or to reject religion altogether. U.S. public policy was meant to be decided through open debate in a process of checks and balances with all branches of government free of religious dogma. Those who support a government-supported religion better hope that their religion wins.
Jo Darling
Lecanto
Count blessings
First of all, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year. I wish you all a joyful holiday season.
As we enter this New Year, let's hope and pray that the successes we're witnessing in Iraq continue and let's also say a prayer that the Left would quit rooting for the other side. Now they feel the way to win is if America loses.
The situation in Iraq has improved so quickly that Democrats now shun the topic as thoroughly as they shun our troops when cameras aren't around.
Why this turnabout? That's easy, we didn't quit The tenacity of our troops in the face of our enemies in Iraq and traitors here at home is the No. 1 reason Iraq has turned around.
Let us all count our blessings during this blessed season and let's be sure to offer thanks to God and to all the wonderful men and women who are risking their lives and their limbs to keep us out of harm's way.
Joe Spoto
Pine Ridge
John Strohmeyer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has residences in Crystal River and Alaska.
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takeover of the city police department. Burch is a competent and professional cop who can, when the timing is appropriate, be a tough guy.
I would like my television set programmed so it reacts to my voice command. I lost the remote and have not been able to change the channel since November.
I'd seriously like a ride in the sheriff's new helicopter.
Here's an event some organization could sponsor for Christmas. It would be national "Use your blinker today" day. Why have people stopped using their blinkers? Does everyone else have mental telepathy and they know when other people are turning? I've been left out of the gift giving here because I don't know why all these people keep turning their cars in front of me.
And finally, I would like to
thank Chronicle readers for your gifts to the folks at the United Way of Citrus County. After we made the request for $20.08 of support from individuals in the county, nearly $5,000 in contributions flowed in. People in need appreciate your help this Christmas season. I
Gerry Mulligan is the publisher of the Chronicle. His e-mail address is gmulligan @chronicleonline. com.
Tip your server
This is in regards to a Sound Off on Dec. 6. There was one called "Demanding tips," and the person's complaining about having to tip their bartender. Well, bartenders, waitresses, waiters, servers, work for tips. They might get paid a lousy $3 an hour and someone's complaining that they have to tip them? Even if they don't do that much work, they're still serving you. They depend on those tips. There's plenty of cheap people in Citrus County who only like to tip $1 or $2, especially to servers. I was one and never got much money because of older people not tipping well. So think about that. These people only make $2 or $3 an hour, and you're complaining about tipping them when they bust their butts for people and have to put up with a lot more crap than a construction worker does. So that man needs to think about that...People need to learn to tip their servers better. I had to quit being a server in Citrus County.
Dirty labs
This message is to the physicians and healthcare facilities of Citrus County. If it does not pertain to you, please ignore these comments and accept
my hearty congratulations. But some physicians and other healthcare business offices, blood labs, diagnostics, radiology, even dental offices, need to open their eyes and take a good look around their offices and at their staff. Are your offices sparkling clean and is your equipment clean and sanitized? Are the staff that represent you clean, well groomed, trained in telephone etiquette, people skills and confidentiality? Or do they look dirty, have unkempt hair, sloppy clothes, ragged jeans and dirty sneakers? Don't you realize they are a poor reflection on you? We expected more of you as a physician...How would the doctor like for these unkempt people to draw their blood? Please open your eyes, clean your offices and your staff.
Hard decisions
I'm calling with regards to the article of "Pet adoptions" in your Sound Off on Dec. 6. I really think at this point that people just need to leave Animal Control alone. They're doing a job that, let's face it, none of us would want to do. They make difficult decisions. They have hard jobs as it is, so we need to just leave them alone and let them do the good job that they've been doing. I go through there pretty regular-
ly and I can tell you that it's much cleaner, the staff is very; helpful, and they'll do anything they need to get an animal adopted. So for someone to say that they won't let animals go to rescue organizations, that they'd rather euthanize, is just-preposterous, let alone ignorant. Animal Control does any thing they possibly can to get an animal adopted.
Enjoyable parade
I'm calling about the Beverly, Hills Christmas Parade last Saturday. I would just like to thank the Beverly Hills TOPS group for the salute to the military. I thought that their group, was just wonderful. They did a' salute. The theme was "Children Around the World," and they did a salute to the children serving in the military around the world, and played the music, "The Grand Old Flag." I just want to say, yes, it is a grand old flag. And thank; you, TOPS, for the salute to the military.
Wages of sin
I usually enjoy Nancy Kennedy's articles, but on Saturday, Dec. 8, she makes a; statement that is absolutely ludicrous. She says that sickness is definitely the result of sin. That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever read.
Editor's note: Nancy Kennedyt also clarified her point in her article by saying: "I'm not saying that people get sick as direct punishment for their sin ..."


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Nukes all around
I can't understand why we're ko upset over Iran having nuclear weapons when we have nuclear weapons and Israel has -nuclear weapons and a lot of the other countries
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All over again
Once again, President Bush keeps saying that Iran has nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons, just like he did in Iraq. Now he's starting all over again and it's 'been proven that Iran has not had any nuclear weapons since 2003. There we go. He's trying to start another war. He doesn't care how he spends our money. We're without healthcare. We're without all kinds of things children's healthcare. He's just disgusting. I can't make ends meet anymore and neither can anybody else. Rent, telephone, everything is sky high. All the food is sky high. And then we get a lousy little measly money on our Social Security, and they're stealing our Social Security.
Stop whining
Just to add to your Hot Corner on the septic tanks, answer their questions: Like I said, I've heard of $16,000 septic tanks and heard of $25,000 septic tanks in New Jersey and this is 12, 14 years ago. Also, $75,000 for a lot that was on top of a mountain covered with rocks where they had to spend another $50,000 just to make a driveway to the house, which then probably
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cost $250,000 and now the same house that's sitting there is probably going for over $500,000. So we should stop whining. We've got to stop this pollution and protect our water and save the aquifer and blah, blah, blah all that stuff...
Local survival
Why don't the people in this county, and maybe even in tine state, start supporting their local businesses more than a national corporation or the high-cost-type restaurants and hardwares. We have a local restaurant right in this town that a young lady's trying to get started ... and I'm telling you she serves an excellent meal in there ... So come on, Citrus County. Let's support our local businesses a little bit instead of going and wanting some of these other big chain restaurants in here that we don't need ...We need our local people surviving in the businesses that they have. So let's get out and start supporting them.
Empty station
I'm wondering why the county commissioners haven't utilized the old Inverness police station. That's a perfectly good building and it is close to town, and they need to learn how to stop spending money.
Heritage Days
We've never been to the Heritage Days because I can't walk too far, but this year my wife wanted to drive over and see the pie-baking contest. We found a parking place at the church. We enjoyed the judging and had a nice big piece of pie, of homemade pie, after deciding with so many good-
looking ones to choose from. We then went outside to sit and eat the barbecue at lunch and watched the people stroll by. Then after lunch we went to the old church, which brought back memories, and really enjoyed the talented young couple performing at the Old Floral City Methodist Church. Thanks to the Floral City Methodist Church, we were able to take part in Heritage Days like the young folks. Have a nice day.
Franklin quote
In response to Kevin R Mulligan's letter to the editor: You really do not know the Bible ... Listen to Jack DeBay because he does know the Bible. Proof is in the end of your article that says, "God helps those who help themselves." Wrong again. Benjamin Franklin said that, not the Bible. Now go read your Bible ...
Airport expansion
Two separate private companies operate our two county airports. These companies make substantial profits by charging county residents fees for the use of the property that the county owns, furnishes and operates. Because these firms stand to profit from airport expansion, it would seem that they would be willing to help pay for the cost of this expansion.
Blast off time
Beam me up, Scotty. Leaders here think the iceberg had nothing to do with the sinking of the Titanic. They are positive too much water got into too many compartments, thus sinking the great ship. Unfortunately, these same leaders believe this part of our universe is not stuck in a depressed time warp because of impact fees and human
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waste disposable units. It's because other subjects in faraway lands did not have wise leaders and they made the unwise choices. Mr. Spock, plot us a course around Holder to follow the exodus of these young families. And, Scotty, do we have sufficient fuel to blast off without adding any fuel at this location?
Primary level
I just want to say that our county commissioners are definitely not smarter than a fifth-grader. They are destroying this county and don't have a clue.
Use mirrors
This is for the fool who almost ran over me in the parking lot of the Homosassa Post Office on the afternoon of Dec. 5: Your vehicle is equipped with rearview mirrors. Learn to use them. And remember, a person walking with a cane cannot get out of your way very fast. Slow down. .
Leaders' raises
My husband and I really liked Gerry Mulligan's article in Sunday's paper I think it was Sunday on the commissioners and their wanting to just use our money and throw it around ... And talking of money, you can bet that they and the state, local and federal government will get their big raises in January. No matter how broke we are or how bad the economy is, they'll all get their raises. Thank you, Gerry Mulligan excellent, excellent!
Another slice
I'm calling about the pie-baking contest held this year on Heritage Day in Floral City. I thought it was just wonderful. Just looking at all the great assortments and trying to see if we could guess what they were before eating them, gave us a few chuckles. We ended up eating two pieces and taking another home. The people
working there were great and the music next door at the old church was extra special. We just can't wait to go next year and have some more pie.
Consoling Pink Lady
Recently, I had to take my husband to the emergency room at Citrus Memorial Hospital and it was really crowded. Almost every seat was filled up. There was a volunteer there, a Pink Lady. Somehow she was able to get around to each and every individual, consoling them, trying to make them comfortable with warm blankets and icepacks and pillows whatever was needed and all the time, all the while, apologizing for the wait. The kindness and compassion of this person made such an impression on all of us in the ER. Thank you again, Jean.
Decline and fall
In view of falling house prices, I hope tax assessments follow.
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Doing Dinner business owner Bill Buckner displays some of the frozen entrees he offers at his new store between Citrus Hills and Beverly Hills. The store is the second Doing Dinner. The first was founded by a former client of Buckner's in Ocala, and impressed with the idea and success of that store, Buckner went into business with him to open the Citrus store.
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Citrus resident Bill Buckner knew a great business idea when he saw it. He was a financial adviser for Edward Jones in Ocala at the time, but he was so sure of the idea, he left his job and went for it.
Doing Dinner came to Citrus County, and it's now going into its sixth month. Owners Buckner and his wife, Monica, couldn't be happier.
Though Buckner knew from the beginning it was a winning idea, it was nice to see the business in the black after just three months, he said in an interview at his business last week The meal assembly company which means it's a pre-pre-pared meal provider is in the new Heritage Oaks shopping center on County Road 486, east of the intersection with Forest Ridge Boulevard.
Buckner said Doing Dinner is different from the make-your-own pickup meal businesses that started on the West Coast and have become popular around the nation in the last five or six years. One opened earlier this year in Inverness.
In describing what his business does, he said, "We do what you used to do to get a meal in the oven."
His business has pre-set menus from which to choose frozen, uncooked meals. Customers don't
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Bill Buckner about his business, Doing Dinner.
make up their dishes cafeteria-style to take.home from prepared food set out They don't have to buy frozen food or meals in bulk They canbuy frozen individual meals in bulk if they want, or they can buy one frozen meal at a time.
The business offers frozen, three-person entrees to be cooked in the oven, as well as single serving microwavable dishes. There are also frozen side dishes that have four to six servings. Customers can reserve an order by phone, by Internet, or by dropping by the store to pick what they want from what is on hand.
In truth, Buckner had an inside on the business idea. The way it started was that Rich Miller, a customer of Buckner's when he was a financial adviser, owned a deli and catering business in Ocala.
Miller, who had 25 years in the food industry, was looking for a way to take his business to another Jeyelorinto a new dimension. About two years ago, Buckner read a newspaper story about a meal assembly company in Tampa and he showed it to Miller.
Miller was intrigued. He visited that business and another in the region and during the following weekend, put together a proposal of 30 to 40 legal pages full of his ideas for such a business.
Buckner was impressed. He said Miller was so convinced he closed his longtime deli business within 30 days and opened the first Doing Dinner in Ocala in a Publix-anchored shopping center. Within 90 days he had become so successful he got a cease and desist order from lawyers for Ftoblix, which, it turned out, had an exclusive for such service in the center.
"It worked out for the best," Buckner said, "because he went out and built a new, big facility"
"Things just really took off," Buckner said. "We were amazed at how well it was received."
Buckner watched for about a year. He said what really finally sold him on doing it was when his six-member family rented a condo for seven days near Disney World and he bought meals from Miller for six of those days for six people for $120.
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Following that, he decided to get into business with Miller to open a store in Citrus County. Having lived in Citrus for 17 years and tired of the drive to work on State Road 200 to Ocala, he saw a chance to fulfill a dream to own his own business and to do it in Citrus.
Buckner and his wife own the business, but they pay Miller for a license to use the concept, including the name, logo, brand and product lines. Buckner said the financial details of their business are proprietary, but he said someone could reasonably expect to spend from $150,000 to $200,000 to get into that kind of business.
He said he chose Heritage Oaks for its strategic position between two very big multi-community developments, Beverly Hills and Citrus Hills. He believes that the center portion of the county, particularly along County Road 486, will be the center of most of the development in the coming years.
C.R. 486 will eventually be completely four-laned from Hernando to State Road 44 almost to Crystal River, and will be a main thoroughfare for a large number of the county's residents. That puts him in a perfect location, he feels.
While he knew the demographics for Citrus showed more residents 55 and older, he had figured a big part of his business initially would be the working person and working couples raising children. Having four teenagers himself, he is very aware of the soccer mom's dilemma.
After carrying the kids back and forth from various activities, it's often too late to prepare meals (not to mention the exhaustion factor). Offering a restaurant quality meal for a reasonable price gives those parents a very good alternative to fast food, Buckner said.
"We do the shopping, chopping and mopping," he said. "Fast food doesn't stand a chance against us."
The company's strategy is not only offering convenience and price, he said, but quality. Quality and quality control are things the company really focuses on, he said. Because the founder has so much experience in the food industry, Buckner said the dishes are not only well thought out by an expert and prepared at each location, they are checked regularly.
"We are continually testing," he said, adding, "We want to maintain the quality of the product." And being so small and preparing the meals themselves onsite, Buckner said, the two stores can make changes and improvements almost
instantly.
The quality issue is why they recommend their entrees be defrosted for a day and then put into the oven the next day. The dishes use no preservatives, and that slow defrost process preserves the quality and taste of the food, he said, as opposed to quickly defrosting it in the microwave.
On the other hand, they
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Bill Buckner and his wife Monica own the Doing Dinner store at the new Heritage Oaks shopping center on County Road 486. He said the business caters to people who want restaurant quality meals at an affordable price without having to prepare them.
realized there was a need for meals that could go right from the freezer to the microwave. They felt there was also a demand for single-serving meals, and so they combined those two needs into meal for one specifically designed for cooking in the microwave. That also allows someone to pick up meals and have something to prepare for that same night, he said.
The Single Servings Micro Meals Menu now has 18 meals that have been developed, ranging from Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast with mixed vegetables to Meatloaf and Potatoes, Shrimp Pr'irnavera and Shepherd's' Pie., Those cost $5 each, have a generous serving and take from 5 to 7 minutes in the microwave. He said that is one of the things that distinguish their business offering single-serving meals.
The regular entree menu changes monthly. Each entree, priced normally at $10, is designed to serve three people with average adult appetites. Doing Dinner suggests it be cooked in the oven, though some can require stovetop cooking. The 16 entrees for December range from Bacon and Cream Cheese Chicken, Baked Parmesan Pork Chops, to Gourmet Chicken Pizza and Pineapple Glazed Ham.
The company also has a side dish menu, with items such as breads and stuffing, turkey gravy, green beans, potatoes and sweet potato casserole, ranging from $1.49 to $5.95. They have four to six servings each.
Buckner said he and Miller are particularly proud of the
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Web site, which they took great pains to make user-friendly. The site is: doing dinner.com. This is an important convenience that allows customers to not only plan, ahead and order ahead, he said, but to pay online, too. Then the customers can quickly pick up the orders and go.
Buckner said he expected a certain amount of business from retirees, but he was pleasantly surprised with the actual size of the response. He chuckled and said one retired wife explained it to him this way: Though her husband had retired, he still expected a formal meal at the end of the day
....."Now I can retire,,too," she
said.
Buckner said he not only gets retirees and soccer moms from the area communities but he has teachers, nurses and others, some who live as far away as Floral City or Homosassa, who come by regularly. In Ocala, the store's business is about 75 percent pre-order and 25 percent walk-in. Buckner said his is just the opposite, about 75' percent walk-in and about 25 percent pre-order, but he added that may be because of the newness of the store.
He said Doing Dinner is now researching diabetic meals, testing the ultimate length of the entrees' storage life, and looking at other areas for stores, but added that flexibility and quality are important. "We don't want to grow too fast."
The Citrus store is open Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number is 436-4161.
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Citrus Business Network elects efficers
The Citrus Business Network held their annual election of officers Nov. 26.
New officers are: Bill Worden, president; Roger Carlson, vice president; Bud Koehlihger, past president; Ron Radford, treasurer; Ryan Lampasona, secretary; Liz Koehlinger, membership chairwoman; Erik Roach, D.C., weekly speaker chairman; Les Singleton, monthly speaker chairman; Liz Koehlinger, public relations chairwoman,.
The Citrus Business Network meets every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the B & W Rexall Drugs Restaurant 214 South U.S. 41, Inverness.
Attendees should bring business cards, brochures, coupons, etc., to exchange with other business owners. Each will be given one to two minutes to speak about their products or services.
Members of the Citrus Business Network benefit by exchanging information and referrals with other business owners. Guests are always welcome.
For more information, call Liz 527-9790.
Luncheon on tap in Ocala
Greater Ocala Advertising Federation (GOAdFed) presents guest speaker, Erik Schroeder, Director of Marketing (also known as Mr. Getting New Business) for the award-winning PUSH, a full-service marketing communications agency based in Orlando. The luncheon is at 11:45 Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Rasmussen College, 2221 19th Avenue Road, Ocala. Reservations required. Open to the public: members $15, non-members $18, special student rate available with ID.
For more information and/or reservations please call (352) 286-8249 or email
GOAdFed@gmail.com or visit www.ocalaadfed.org.
CFCC seeking instructors
Corporate Training at Central Florida Community College is seeking part-time instructors for technical programs offered at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
Instructors are needed for Basic Machining, Computer Numeric Control Setup and Operation, Fork Lift Maintenance and Repair, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Rigging, Load Planning for International Standards Organization Containers, and Programmable Logic Controllers Programming and Troubleshooting.
Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience in the field and be a high school or vocational school graduate. An Associate in Science degree and recent technical teaching is preferred. Responsibilities include classroom and lab instruction, course planning and development, and evaluation of program effectiveness.
For specific information about these employment opportunities, call Warren Jones, (352) 854-2322, ext 1480, or e-mail jonesw@cf.edu.
General employment information and application are available at www.GoCFCC.com, under the Employment Quick Link.
Requests for application packets should be directed to: Office of Human Resources, Central Florida Community College, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, FL 344744415. For additional information, call (352) 237-2111, ext. 1570.
Local accountants attend seminar
lillip W. Price, MBA, CPA, PFS and Charles E. Price, EA, with the firm Price & Company, P.A., recently attended a two-day seminar in Las Vegas, Nev., presented by Thomson Tax & Accounting. The seminar was titled, "Gear Up 1040." This seminar was presented to bring tax professionals up to date on all the important changes in the tax law during the last 12 months. Some of the topics covered were: 'The Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007," "Alternative Minimum Tax extended one more year," and 'The Uncertain Future of Capital Gains
Rates." Attendance of courses such as these will ensure a contir|-ued high level of service to the I firm's clients in assisting in individj-ual tax planning and preparation. If you have any questions, call Prici & Company at 795-6118 or view | the firm Web site at www/pwprice.com.
Local bookkeeper attends seminar j
Betty Brown with the firm Price! & Company, PA., recently attend--ed a seminar in Tampa presented by Thomson Tax & Accounting. The seminar was titled, "2007 CS1 Accounting Year-end Update & Productivity Training." I
If you have any questions, call; us at 795-6118 or via the firm Web site at www.pwprice.com.
CPA completes course! about estate planning
J. Paul Cash, CPA, of Woodruff \ Wardlow Nelson Cash's Crystal Rivr office completed a course, "Estate I, Financial Planning Conference and Federal Tax Update" on Nov. 29 an<|l 30. This continuing-educatjon cours 3 covered such topics as federal tax update, estate planning utilizing trusts, the family office, annuity pitfalls, family limited partnerships and Social Security issues.
Cash practices in the areas of tax/estate planning and financial reporting with the firm.
He can be reached by telephone' at 795-3212 or via e-mail at paul@wwnccpa.com.
Sponsorship available for class
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has announced that due to an anonymous sponsorship it is able to underwrite $35 of its $185 tuition fee for trje 2008 Entrepreneurial Academy.
Due to an anonymous sponsorship the next 10 registrations will receive a $35 partial scholarship toward their $185 tuition. In other words, tuition for a limited number of people will only be $150.
For further information, call Carlg Hayes at (352) 796-0697, ext. 15. j
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in debt. I'm having a hard time paying them off, owing to the interest on- these charges te-a some as much as 22 percent I am not even close to paying off the principal amounts. Since my credit is shot, I can't get a bank loan. My question is, what are your thoughts on debt consolidation? I have unsuccessfully tried to lower the interest rates myself. If not a debt con-solidator, then what? Reader, via e-mail
DEAR READER: Debt consolidation is just another name for borrowing money from one source to pay another. If you are ineligible for a loan because of poor credit, there is no point consolidating because that is, by definition, a loan. I think you are talking about companies that negotiate with creditors to lower interest rates. While that has some merit, given the fact that your credit is already destroyed, you should realize that some of these "nonprofit" organizations not only charge an upfront fee but also a percentage of what you are paying. While the overall number you pay per month is less owing to the
company's ability to negoti-I ate with your creditors I ; would be reluctant to pay a
continuing fee. I have always I recommended Consumer
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They have been around for a long time with an excellent reputation. Good luck
DEAR BRUCE: My 35-year-old son is about to involve himself in a multilevel marketing endeavor. He won't listen to my warnings : against these schemes. How can I convince him that this is a waste of time and money? B.P. in Arizona
DEAR B.P.: In the world of multilevel marketing, there are very few who stick it out and manage to recruit successful people below them, called a down line, and make a great deal of money. The overwhelming majority falls away after purchasing, in some cases, a small supply of usable product and, in other cases, a large supply of product that has no value. He needs to ask himself two questions: 1) Is the emphasis on recruitment rather than selling? If so, I would opt out; and 2) Is a substantial amount of money required? If it's only a matter of a couple hundred dollars and your son can afford to lose this much, it may be a good lesson. If, however, he's required to invest thousands of dollars, which can be the case, I would do my best to discourage him unless there is a reasonable way to recapture this money other than by selling. And be sure to remind him: A money-back guarantee is only good as long as the company is still in business.
DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I have been married less than two years. He has two
credit-card accounts that were obtained several years ago jn his name. He has life insurance on these card balances whereby upon his death, acc i-dental or otherwise, the balance is paid in full. Eacjh month, he continues to payia percentage of the balance ftpr the life insurance, and he coh-tinues using these cards f<*r purchases. Will I be liable fipr any of his credit-card dej>t should he die? Reader via mail
DEAR READER: Brougk down to its essence: If he diejs, the account balances are pajd end of story. Whether or not this is an effective way to early life insurance is another master. The overwhelming likelihood is that if your husband is in good health, and a nonsmoje-er, he could buy a life-insurance policy on his own that would cover upon his deaih whatever face amount ydu select The net cost would be;a lot less than buying it through the credit-card company. The direct answer to your questioji: When he dies under the current arrangement, the debts go away.
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The Cifrus Counfy Fair Association proudly presents
9th Annual
January 25 open 4 p.m. pull 6 p.m. January 26 open 8:30 a.m. pull 1 p.m. January 27 open 11 a.m. pull 1 p.m.
Extra added attraction! Youth & adult tractor driving contest ~ Saturday at 9 a.m.
Save on advanced fickei sales One day: Adult $8. children 6-11 $4 Two day: Adult $15. children 6-11 $7 Three day: Adult $23, children 6-11 $10
For more information call 726-2993 or go to www.citruscountyfair.com
Sponsored by: Green South Equipment, FDS Disposal Inc., A-Able Septic, Hook Magazine, LaPerle's, Love Chevrolet, Citrus County Speedway, Bull Pen Puller, Brannen Banks, John Mason Tractor, Hager Insurance and Eagle Buick-Pontiac-GMC.


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008 NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.
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CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27 (Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows .homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
"tin more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property, to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.
Cf) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (81 apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(81a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2009. or January 1 of any subseouent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either o f the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008. a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2008. is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than iust value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1. 2007. The assessed value of the newlv established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the iust value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the iust value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of S500.000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided bv the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied bv the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-suboaraoraph is greater than $500.000. the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500.000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. Bv general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned bv more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(fl For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined bv general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(11 Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided bvlaw: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%1 of the assessment for the prior year.
(21 No assessment shall exceed iust value.
(31 After a change of ownership or control, as defined bv general law, including any change of ownership of a leoal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for bv general law: however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(a) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (al through (cl and (fl shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(11 Assessments subject to this subsection shall be chanced annually on the date of assessment provided bv law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%1 of the assessment for the prior year.
(21 No assessment shall exceed iust value. .
(31 The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at iust value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined bv general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(41 The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined bv general law, including any chance of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(51 Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for bv general law: however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 bv a state agency designated bv general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than iust value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(o) By general law and oubjcot to oonditiono apooificd therein, the exemption ohall be inorooood to a total of twenty five thouoond dolloro of the oooooocd value of the real ootato for oooh oohool diotriot levy. By general law and oubjcct to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies may be inoroosed up to on amount not exceeding ton thousand dollars of the oooosocd value of the real estate if the owner has attained age oixty fivo or io totally and pormonontly dioablod and if tho ownor io not ontitlod to tho oxomption providod in ouboootion (d).
(d) Dy general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to a total ef the following amounts ef assessed value of real estate for each levy ether than those of sehool districts! fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1000 assessments; twenty thousand dollars with respeet to 1901 assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assessments for 1002 and each year thereafter. I lowever, such inorcaoc ohall not apply with rcapoot to any aooooomont roll until ouoh roll io first determined to bo in oomplianoe with tho provisions of oootion 4 by a ototo agenoy dcoignoted by general law. Thio ouboootion ohall stand repealed un the effective date of any amendment to section 4 which provides fui the assessment uf homestead piuueily at a specified penentage of its just value.
{}() By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law.
{dj.(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e}(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
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SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.--The amendments to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article VII. providing a $25.000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25.000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a 'special election authorized bv law to be held on January 29. 2008. shall take effect upon approval bv the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1. 2008. or. if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection ..at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (ft and (ol of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1. 2009. if approved at a special election held on January 29. 2008. or shall first limit assessments beginning January 1. 2010. if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (fl and fol of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1. 2019: however, the legislature shall bv joint resolution 'propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (fl and (gl. which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1. 2019.


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The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the parade entry award recipients from the Inverness Christmas Parade, which was Saturday, Dec. 8. This year's parade was the largest ever hosted. The theme of the parade, "A Red, White & Blue Christmas," was well represented in the majority of the participants. The Chamber would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank those military personnel who are currently serving our country, as well as those who have served in the past. We support you and are very thankful to the sacrifices that you have made.
Each of the following winners will be recognized at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast, at at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Van Der Valk,
Congratulations to the following:
Best Marching Unit Citrus High School Air Force Junior ROTC.
Best Noncommercial Entry Citrus Memorial Health System.
Best Commercial Entry ReMax Realty One.
Best School Entry Pleasant Grove Elementary.
Judge's Choice Award ReMax Realty One.
Best Religious Entry Hernando United Methodist Church.

We would also like to thank the City of Inverness and the Citrus County Sheriff's Department for their outstanding" cooperation, hard work and dedication to this year's parade. Thank you to our group of volunteers and judges and also to the citizens of Inverness and Citrus County who patronize this parade each year and to those that participated in making this year's parade an outstanding one! Congratulations to our winners and a huge thank you to those that participated in the parade.
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Circle of Fire Art and Bead Shop at 1803 U.S. 41 North in Inverness (352) 344-3473 are happy to announce a December Sale. We will have a 20 percent off glass sale, including all Seed Beads, Czech glass and all Lamp Work beads. Our Great custom designer Barbara Cox will have a 20 percent off sale on all her Sterling and Gold Gemstone jewelry. Gentlemen, hurry and pick up a great gift for the lady in your life. We also have gift certificates available year round for that special creative someone. Don't forget the beautiful artwork we have, all made by local artist. Circle of Fire is a very proud supporter of our community, at 10 a.m. Dec. 20, Diane Nally will be teaching a Holiday Elegance completed bead netted ball with crystals, a fine and beautiful piece, sure to please anyone. At 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 2008, Larissa Leftenant will be teaching a chain mail Sterling Silver class called The Orbital Link. As always class spaces are limited, so please call or come by the store to see the samples. Hope to see you soon.
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Attention Businesses: Heritage Village has specialty 1,000 square foot, retail shops for rent in the new "Tolle Addition" on the grounds of Heritage Village. For more information, call Laura Lou Fitzpatrick (252) 564-1400 or (352) 302-3026.
"Doo-Wop for Take Stock" tickets now on sale! Take Stock in Children of Citrus County announces their upcoming scholarship fundraising performance event "DOO-WOP FOR TAKE STOCK" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High School. The event will be hosted by Key TV's Dennis Miller and will feature a one hourand forty-five minute live performance by the '50's and '60's sensationally talented and entertaining vocal Doo-Wop group The Saints, www.theoriginalsaints.com. For more information!, call or e-mail Janet E. Clymer, Program Coordinator, at jclymer@clm-workforce.com or (352) 746-6721, ext. 6148
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County is now enrolling for their Christmas Camp. Daily hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 8. Prices for the three-day program are $30 for first child, $25 each additional child and $35 for non-members / holiday only members. Prices for the five-day program are $40 for the first child.
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Judy's Scrapbook Memories
JIM SHIELDS/Special to the Chronicle
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Judy's Scrapbook Memories. Pictured front row: Patty Helton, Sunny Kidd, Judy Walton Owner, Tom Walton. Pictured back row: Chamber Ambassadors Jennifer Duca and John Porter, Chamber Executive Director Kitty Barnes and Ambassador David Heinz. Preserve your personal memories with scrapbooking! Judy has a wide variety of scrapbooking materials and offers classes for beginners. Don't have the time to scrapbook? Judy will take care of it for you, just stop in or call for a free estimate. Perfect for a holiday gift this season, birthdays, weddings or just because! Call Judy at (352) 628-2085 or visit 6027 S. Suncoast Blvd (Wagon Wheel Plaza) in Homosassa. s
Frame Designs
JIM SHIELDS/Special to the Chronicle
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Frame Designs. Pictured front row: Chamber Ambassador Chuek Morgan, Francis Gooding, Gail Dyer Owner, Barbara Black, Peggy Price, Chamber Ambassador Betty Murphy with Dharma Murphy and Chamber Ambassador Rhonda Lestinsky. Pictured back row: Chamber Ambassadors James Segovia, Julie Vaughan, David Heinz, Jennifer Duca and John Porter. Gail Dyer, owner of Frame Designs is celebrating 15 years of providing customers with perfection in framing beautiful art! Gail has hundreds of frames to choose from and also provides beautiful water colors, oils and prints by local artists. Artwork makes a perfect holiday gift! Frame Designs is located in the Sweetbay Plaza at 1681SE Hwy 19 in Crystal River. Gail can be reached at (352) 795-5131.
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The Crystal River Woman's Club will stage its annual "We Be Steppin' Fashion Show and Luncheon" fund raising event on Saturday, March 1, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Back by popular demand, the Cotton Patch One and Two stores located in the Sponge Exchange at Tarpon Springs will present their latest Florida and California styles for the spring. Tickets for the fashion show are $25 each with a food choice of chicken piccata or baked almandine tilapia. The annual fashion show fundraiser is a sellout each year so purchase your ticket early. This year the Crystal River Woman's Club is offering a fabulous $500 Cash Drawing and three wonderful Get-A-Way Weekends. These opportunity drawings are $5 each and the winners will be drawn at the fashion show, but you do not have to be present to win. The club members encourage everyone to join them on this fun day and partici pate in raising funds for local scholarships and charities.
The Crystal River Woman's Club thanks all program advertisers, sponsors, and the Citrus County Chronicle for their continued support of their club. All tickets may be purchased by calling Jo Ann at 382-1138, Lois at 382-0777 or Mary Lou at 795-1728. These tickets make wonderful gifts.

Little Vines Daycare offers daycare for toddlers (ages 1 and 2) and preschool (ages 3,4 and 5), as well as before and after school care in a loving, Christian environment. Children who go to Inverness Primary will be able to take a school bus to and from Little Vines Daycare. Location: 960 South US Highway 41 (Next to Vineyard Church) Inverness, Fl. 34450 Contact us for more information: Call the church office at (352) 726-1480 Church Office or Little Vines Daycare at (352) 726-2875

Water Works Car Wash and Detail Services has winter house:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are closed on Sunday.
The car wash uses Simonize products for all your detail needs. Express detail in 20 minutes or less! Gift certificates and gift baskets available, free visor clip for your sunglasses with purchase of a gift basket! Senior citizen days Monday through Thursday 9 to 11 a.m. $2 off any wash package! mmu
ERA American Realty is proud to recognize Jackie Davis as the Top Listing and Top Sales associate for November for the Inverness office. Jackie would be delighted to help you with all your real estate needs and she can be reached at the ERA American Realty office in Inverness at (352) 726-5855. For our Beverly Hills office, Top Listing honors, Top Sales and Top Sales Volume honors go to Rob Ash and Lar Lopez for November. Rob and Lar can be reached at ERA American Realty's office in Beverly Hills at (352) 746-3600 to discuss all of your real estate questions. In
our Homosassa office, Becky Norman has obtained the Top Listing, Top Sales and Top Sales,' Volume honors. Becky can be reached atERAAmerican Realtys office in Homosassa at 795-3144, and would be delighted to help you with any of your real estate ,' needs, so please give her a call.
Zerbe's Mobile Grease Monkeys are a mobile oil, lube and basic preventative maintenance service^ They come to you, whatever dayj of week, time of day, or location best meets your needs. We will go to your business location and work on vehicles while you are at work, go to a shopping center and work on vehicles while you shop, go to homes virtually anywhere! We service everything from everyday cars and trucks to classic and antique vehicles, farm and industrial equipment, motor; homes, generators if it uses ojI, we service it! Let us do the work while you tend to more important' matters or just spend the extra time relaxing with family.
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Gulf to Lake Sales Inc.
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The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Gulf to Lake Sales Inc. Pictured front row: Chamber Ambassador Chuck Morgan, Eddie Clark, Grant Byson, Tracy Byson Owners with Carter & Davis Byson, Jimmy Beebe General Manager, Chamber Ambassadors Lillian Smith, Rhonda Lestinsky and Reyna Bell. Pictured back row: Chamber Ambassador David Heinz, Chamber Executive Director Kitty Barnes, Jim Perez and Chamber Ambassador John Porter. Pictured standing in the boat: Chamber Ambassadors James Segovia, Wendy Hall, Charlie Richer, Jennifer Duca and Jackie Marx. Gulf to Lake Sales is under new ownership, Grant & Tracy Bryson with new General Manager Jimmy Beebe. Their products range from Pontoon, cargo & utility trailers, reconditioned golf carts and metal buildings and sheds. They are conveniently located at 705 S Scarboro Ave (on Hwy 44) in Lecanto or call (352) 527-0555.
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>!iThe Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Ebenezer Fashion Store. Pictured front row: Chamber Ambassador "Chuck Morgan, Angelina Sineus, JulieMae Sineus, Sabiana Sineus, Nickinson Sineus, Levante Hill and Chamber Ambassador Jennifer Duca Pictured back row: Markin Dey, Sabrina Sineus, Chamber Ambassador John Porter and Windsor Sineus. At Ebenezer Fashions "Vou'll find beautiful formal wear for children and ladies. They offer children's sizes 0-20 and ladies sizes too, perfect for baptismal/com-frnunions, proms or weddings. Ebenezer Fashion Store is located at 6235 S Suncoast Blvd (Unit 3) in Homosassa (just NORTH of ^Howard's Flea Market on Hwy 19) and can be reached at (352) 621-0222.
Let the Chamber Elite Benefit plan help you
Your Citrus County Chamber of -Commerce, in partnership with Affiliated Health Insurers, has developed an affordable solution for health insurance, available only to Chamber members. It is the Citrus County Chamber Elite Benefit Plan, which allows an employer to list bill (payroll deduct) health insurance premiums for its employees at no cost to the employer. With as few as five 'employees, the payroll deduction can be administered on a pre-tax basis. This means lower FICA and FUTA costs, and often lower Workers Compensation premiums .for your employer! Affiliated Health Insurers finds the right insurance company or companies to fit whatever situation the employer may have.
In addition, The Elite Benefit Plan has a re-pricing program that lowers the costs through contracts with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, .dentists and other medical practi-: tioners. This means savings for doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription costs, hearing aids, eyeglasses, dia-
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betic supplies, chiropractic charges and more. Another major benefit is Accident coverage. Each family member is covered for $5,000 for any accidental injury. This coverage has a $100 deductible and has no limit for the number of times used.
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hopes you, our Chamber members, will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. If this plan is not right for you, or you would like to shop around, please check with our other Chamber Member Insurance providers to see how they can help you with your insurance needs. We are VERY fortunate to have some great, well established, long-time insurance members in our community, which would be more then happy to help you with all your insurance needs.
If your business in not a current member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, we encourage you to call one of our three local offices to find out more about the benefits of being a Chamber member and to find out how you can participate in this Elite Benefit Plan.
New maps on tap for Chamber
The Chamber is gearing up for the new Citrus County Chamber Map, with approximately 15,000 maps to be distributed during next 2 years. You should have already received a mailing from Sharon Layhew with Heron Publishing. Sharon will also be making calls to the membership for advertising opportunities on the Map. Also, new for the 2008-09 is the Interactive map, for more information go to your sister county and visit www.heman-dochamber.com, click area map and you will be amazed. Two ads for the price of one! For more information call or e-mail Sharon Layhew at (352) 489-4004 or on her cell at (352)816-1005 or email sharon@heronfla.com
Veterans need your help
The Citrus County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 192 asks for your support in provid-
ing funds to the needy and worthwhile activities in our county. A few of them include: Veterans' Clinic, Salvation Army, Citrus Rotary Club, Toys for Tots and the Nature Coast Young Marines. You can help by purchasing, for a suggested donation of $35, a beautiful custom U.S. Flag Set for mounting at your place of business or residence. These sets are now available at your local Chamber offices and our three-by-five-feet flags are made in the USA and are constructed with heavy duty Nylon fabric with embroidered stars and sewn stripes mounted on an aluminum "spinning pole" to eliminate flag hang-ups.
Tonight only
Tonight, the School of Dance Arts Presents an original production of The Nutcracker Ballet Performance in Two Acts at Curtis Peterson Auditorium from 2 and 7 p.m. in Lecanto. Reserved Tickets are $10 and $12 For more information and box office, call (352) 637-4663.
HP Hospice Mixer
JIM SHIELDS/Special to the Chronicle
The Chamber would like to thank Hernando Pasco Hospice for hosing the November mixer! More than 75 people attended and enjoyed the catered food and beverages from Outback Steakhouse. Hernando Pasco Hospice is a not-for-profit agency that provides care, comfort, and support to individuals and families affected by a life-limiting illness in Citrus County regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, call them at (352) 527-4600 or visit 3545 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills or log on to http://www.hphospice.org. Pictured above left to right: Hernando Pasco Hospice Representatives Karen Fenton, Jaysen Roa and Wendy Hall.
CFCC
Central Florida Community College will offer Introduction to Computers beginning Jan. 7 at the Citrus Campus. The course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 28 in Building L2-201B, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. The course fee is $95. This course offers an introduction to the personal computer. Students will be introduced to the mouse and keyboard functions, navigating windows, word processing, databases and spreadsheets. This, course will include a discussion of Internet surfing, browsers, e-mail and chat rooms.
Central Florida Community College will feature the Hustle and Single Time Swing during its next Ballroom Dancing course at the Citrus Campus. No partner is required to register for the course, which will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on
Mondays, Jan. 7 through 28, in Building L2-103, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. The course fee is $45. An instructor with 20 years of experience will teach the course with fun in, mind.
Central Florida Community College and the Realtors Institute of Citrus County are accepting registration for real estate courses in January. Sales Associate Prelicense will be offered Monday through Thursday, Jan. 7 to 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course fee is $295. Books are sold separately. Sale Associate Post-license will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 8 to 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. The course fee is $190. Books are sold separately. The classes will be held at the Realtors Association of Citrus County, 714 S.'Scarboro Ave., Lecanto.
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classes 'Form Monthly (727) 848-8415 bene's international School of Beauty,
Barber & Massage Therapy 7127 u.s. hwy. 19 new port richey, fl 34652
Domestic
CNA/HHA NEEDED
you must currently be
employed or just retired in the healthcare field looking for
extra income. 2 sat/month. poss. fri. nights & some holidays. caring for 86 yr. olof alzheimers lady. exc. pay 8c working conditions. floral city, duval island. i will do background check. fax resume 1-954-252-4258
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CNA/HHA NEEDED
you must currently be
employed or just retired in the healthcare field looking for
extra income. 2 sat/month. poss. fri. nights & some holidays. caring for 86 yr. old alzheimers lady. exc. pay & working conditions. floral city, duval island. i will do background check, fax resume 1-954-252-4258
COOK FULL-TIME
make a difference, we are looking fo'r a cook with experience, leadership and customer oriented skills. knowledge of therapeutic diets required. flexibility and high energy
level a must. excellent benefits.
apply at arbor trail rehab 611 turner camp rd inverness, fl eoe
dental assistant hygiene assistant
crystal river
$500 sign-on bonus!
coast dental is the southeast's leading provider, with 115 neighborhood dental practices and growing. you'll be rewarded with a lucrative compensation package that includes competitive wages, medical, life & disability insurance, paid time off. 401 (k), dental discounts, and so much more! apply at
coastdental.com call (877) coast-17
ext. 139 fax (813) 289-4500
CoastDental
eoe/m/f/d/v. drug-free workplace
employment
CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, INC.
the following positions are available in citrus county.
head start/ early head start substitute teachers
head state bus driver
head start bus aide
apply in person or call our job line/web page for more details: 1-800-635-KIDS fax: (352) 351-4279 www.chlldhood develoDment.org
attn: hr 1601 ne 25th ave.
suite 900 ocala, fl 34470 eoe/aa/dfwp
Your World
01 Medical
Housekeeper
full time, experience preferred. apply at barrington place
2341 wnorvell bryant hwy. lecanto
KEY PINE VILLAGE
LPN:
p\t2:30 pm-10:00pm
8 days per month.
can be m-f, wkends, or combo. avanced scheduling
working with dd adults. casual dress code. job start date january 1,2008.
apply within the
hr dept. 1-352-341-4633 (tdd: 1-800-545-1833 ext 347) "eoe*
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for front 8c back in |
I busy doctors office. i email resume: droffices@gmail.com
LPN
we are a residential
program for 96 high and maximum risk males committed to the dept. of juvenile justice.
competitive pay rate benefit package
apply in person at:
cypress creek 2855 w woodland
ridge dr. lecanto, fl 34461 or fax resume to 352-527-2235
drug free workplace /eeo
RECRUITER
hernando pasco hospice, a non-profit hospice and home health care agency, is currently seeking a full-time recruiter for our hernando and citrus county locations.
this position will mainly be responsible for applicant generation, processing and follow-up for a designated service area.
successful candidates must have a strong general hr background: specific experience in healthcare recruitment: and computer proficiency. bachelor's degree preferred,
interested candidates, please send resume to:
_ IfarajMugi, s pasco
Hospce
12107nv1ajestic blvd. hudson, fl 34667 fax: 727-86b-9261
email: humanresources cshphosplce.net eoe/dfwp
Ion a S&Mg.
if you've earned the title oi'rn, lpn or CNA, you owe ii to yourself we are eiirreihly seeking applicants lor 0111- new hospice house; opening soon in lecontol
LPN: FT & IT, nil shifts
? CNA: FT & IT, all shifts
vpu can visit our oilrus olllce at:
3545 n. Lecanto U\w.
beverly hills, pl 84466
or you can had and print
an application online at
www.liphoplce.oi^
fax, send or email your
applicuuon/ivhuinc to: 727-8(>8-287(),
hiuimures)urces@hphosplce,iiet
hcruado l^iseo hospice 12107 majestic blvd. Hudson. RL84067
hernando ^ pasco
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cn Medical
NURSE PRACTIONER/ PA
busy family practice.
(352) 795-2273 or fax resume to: (352)795-2296
PCA
1 yr. exp. in medical field or working with
developmental^ diabled. Must have
CPR, First Aid, HIV. (352)314-0500
RECEPTIONIST/ OFFICE MANAGER
for high quality oral surgery office. experience preferred, excel, pay & benefits.
fax resume to: 352-564-0284
RN
WEEK-END
SUPERVISOR
crystal river health and rehab has an opening for a rn weekend supervisor 7am-7pm saturday and sunday. we are looking for a self-directed and team oriented person who likes working with the elderly. minimum of 2 years clinical skills are required and long term care experience preferred. this
position offers full-time benefits for those who choose to work an additional 8 hour shift during the week. affordable health insurance and 40IK available. hourly position is experienced based. crystal river health
and rehab center 136 NE 12th Ave. Crystal River, FL
34429 (352) 795-5044 hr/connie (m,t,th.,&f9-3) DFWP/ EOE
RN, LPN, CMA NEEDED ft ALL STAR ft Professional Staffing Services 352-560-6210
RN/LPN
11-7 shift
looking for experienced nurse leaders to join our
great team! we offer excellent benefits: moik/health/dental/ vision
"vacation/sick time
apply in person arbor trail rehab 611 turner camp rd inverness, fl eoe
cn Medical
LPN NEEDED
please send resume to: p.o. box 3087 homosassa springs, fl 34447
RN/LPN CNA/HHA'S
interim health care (352) 637-3111
STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR/ RISK MANAGER
come join an exciting
team. qualified candidate must have knowledge of federal, state and osha regs, two
years exp in healthcare field, teaching, training and development.
fl rn license required. excellent benefits. eoe.
resume to: arbor trail rehab 611 turner camp rd inverness, fl 34453 fax: 352-637-1921 email: dlspangler@ southernltccom
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Development
crystal river health and rehab has an opening for a rn who enjoys helping
people provide quality resident care. the position requires a detailed and devoted staff member that cares about the elderly
and the staff responsible for their care. previous traln-the trainer experience preferred, ability to meet deadlines and
provide training during convenient times for staff, this position offers a full time benefits with work hours of m-f 7:30am-4pm.with one rotation of management call a month. salaried position is experience based. crystal river health and rehab center 136 NE 12th Ave. Crystal River, FL
34429 (352) 795-5044 hr/connie (m,t,th.,8;f9-3) DFWP/ EOE n
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earn as you learn cna test prep/cpr continuing education 341-2311/cell 422-3656
' Professional
POLICE OFFICER
dunnellon police department
is currently accepting applications for the position of f/t police officer. applicants must be state certified. Applications are available @ dunnellon city hall 20750 river dr. position closing is 5pm dec 28th, 2007 eoe, dfwp
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thinking About Improving your home next year?
COMING IN JANUARY
PREFERRED SERVICES 2008
HOME IMPROVEMENT
GUIDE
For More Info call 352-563-3266
COOK
immediate opening at cypress creek juvenile offender center. institutional cooking, hands-on experience and : good math skills preferred. competitve wages 8c
benefits. must pass background check & drug screen. contact kim 352-527-0395 or fax resume to 225-273-1176 attn #648 eoe
P/T
Exp'd LINE COOK + BANQUETS
excellent benefits! paid vacation! bring resume. apply in person only wed. fri. 10:30-5:00 @ sugarmill woods country club 1 douglas st.
RESTAURANT MANAGER
agreat salary with
paid vacation
gas allowance
health ins. cell phone allow. quarterly 81 annual
bonuses
45-55 hrs. per week
exp. preferred, but will
train motivated people who are willing to learn & follow
directions, send resume or app. to: blind box 1408-p c/o chronicle 106w. main st., inverness, fl 34450
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EXP. WAIT STAFF & LINE COOK
apply at: CRACKERS; BAR & GRILL 1
crystal river s_
PIZZA PERSON & WAIT STAFF
experienced only schiano's restaurant' (352) 344-0024
ROOSTERS CAFEf Brooksville, Fl. >T 715W Jefferson St. (352) 540-4890
taking applications for cooks, exp. pref. apply 8am-4p.m. >
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LICENSED REAL r ESTATE SALES -ASSOCIATE ,
needed part-time to sell rv lots in citrus ,
county's finest rv re-j;
sort community.fun 8tj relaxed atmosphere/** 352-447-2299
thewew AT&T\s now hiring !l customer service representatives for;l the ocala call center. the primary job of an at&t customer service representative is' to handle customer inquiries activations
billing calls while providing world class
customer service. successful associates have:
a high school diploma or equivilant
6 month customer service or call center experience
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the ability to work -a flexible schedule
part time career | opportunities are available after successfully com- pleting 5 weeks of class room training & 8 weeks on the transition team. inquire at the time of the interview for
more details.
you'll eniov
great benefits
great pay To apply visit: www.wireless.att.com
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careers for more information, contact sue at 800-509-1822 5
at8ct is an affirmative'
action/equal opportunity employer
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| a/c tune up w/ free 5 permanent filler + j termite/pest control ;; insp. lie & boned only e $44.95 for both.
(352) 628-5700 h caco36870
jtree * service
sill tractor/dirt service
land clear, tree serv.. bushhog. driveways & hauling 302-6955
coleman tree service tfl'm & removal. lie. ins. free est. lowest rates guarant. 352-270-6462
- double j stump grinding, mowing,
hauling.cleanup, mulch, dirt. 302-8852
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d's landscape & expert tree svce personalized design. stump grinding & bobcat work. fill/rock A sod: 352-563-0272
farmer tree service trimming, tree removals, stump grinding. free est. llc& ins. call 352-232-5024
r wright tree service,
j tree removal, stump grind, trim, ins.sc lie
#0256879 352-341-6827
_ a tree surgeon
jiic. & ins. exp'd friendly 'gkrv. Lowest rates free estimates ,352-860-1452
-i computers
' web site design
j search engine optimi-i zation & marketing, i pay per click advertising managmnt [ Affordable Rates i tom (352) 746-1090
g carpet repair specialist
j restretch installation
i Call for Fast Service i c & r services sr. discount 586-1728
v'chris satchell painting i8twallcovering.ah work fully coated. 30 yrs. exp. 'exc. ref. ins. lic#001721 :352-795-6533/464-1397
CAST THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR BUSINESS IN CITRUS COUNTY
COMING IN JANUARY
preferred services 2008 home improvement guide
for more info call 352-563-3266
******
call stellar blue
for all int/ ext. painting needs. lie. & ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996
3rd generation painting
10% off any job.
lie./ ins. free est, i'll beat any written est. by 10%, (352) 201-0658
all phaze construction
clean quality painting
& repairs. faux fin. #0255709 352-586-1026
p'd handym,
all phases of home repairs. exc work honest.reliable, good
prices. pressure washing & painting. ins/lie #73490255092, 860-0085
ferraro's painting service
interior, exterior. free estimates. senior discount. (352)465-6631
george swedllge painting- int./ext. pressure cleaning- free est. 794-0400 /628-2245
interior/exterior 8, odd jobs. 30 yrs
j. hupchick lic./lns. (352) 726-9998
willie's painting 8i pressure cleaning
great rates! lie. & ins. 527-9088 or 634-2407
marine
affordable boat malnt. & repair, mechanical, electrical, custom rig. john (352) 746-4521
<* creative custom
canvas, free est, on location fittings & intallation. 352-270-3850
crystal river canvas bimini tops / covers 9679 w. fort is. trail
352-563-0066,212-7866
morrill marine outboard repairs,
dockside service. elec.
installed (352) 628-3331
phil's mobile marine
all makes & models all work guaranteed 352-220-9435
[^appliance
repair
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CAST THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR BUSINESS IN CITRUS COUNTY
COMING IN JANUARY
preferred services 2008
home improvement guide
for more info call 352-563-3266
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Carports
ideal carports
custom build your dream
Boat
Barn
RV Cover
any metal bldg. "whatever you need,
we've got you covered"
352-t95-6568
7958 w.gulf to lake hwy., (hwy. 44) crystal river
www.idealcarports.com
HOME REPAIR
Licensed & Insured
home repair & maintenance,inc.
' "Caring for Your Home is Our Business" offering a full range of services
home for the holiday sale
residential commercial
m 628-4282
VISA
Chamber Member
i^lawnmower co repair
at your home res. mower & small engine repair. lic#99990001273 352-220-4244
bathtub reglazing
old tubs & ugly ceramic tile is restored to new cond. all colors avail. 697-tubs (8827)
free estimates free p.u. 8. delivery
furniture 8c cornices (352) 628-5595
experienced cna
will care for you in your home, ref. call judy at (352)621-4725
cn windows
we do it all big/small home remodeling
specialists!!! concrete slabs, Brick
Pavers, windows, doors, Storm Panels, kitchen cabinets, Tile &morei! lie. & ins. crc 1326431, references. (352)746-9613
child care cn services
quality child care
for your child, call jennifer 352-795-5068 or 352-464-1251
?chris satchell painting 8; wallcoverlng.aii work fully coated. 30 yrs. exp. exc. ref. ins. lic#001721 352-795-6533/464-1397
[^cleaning oohome/office
? 13 yrs in business abigail's housekeeping personalized cleaning windows also 726-3812
average home professionally cleaned
$50/ea. twice per mo supplies & equip. incl. joe's cleaning service (352) 628-1539
cleaning service home or office,
dependable & trust-worthy. lie 726-0599 cleaning, Ironing, transportation serv., shopp/'ng.reasonable! 697-8888 jasmine
exp'd housekeeper
12 yrs. in Citrus Co. avg. $60/home (352) 212-3441 lv. mess.
^cleaning oohome/office
final details, llc cleaning services,
new const.vac prop. offices, residential 352-400-2772 lie. ins.
ji!1
dotson construction
25 yrs. exp. total remodeling, decks, etc lic.#crc 1326910 (352) 726-1708
rogers construction
Repairs & All types of Construction. 637-4373 CRC 1326872
aluminum
FL RESCREEN
352-563-0104/257-1011 family owned 8: oper'd
screen rms.carports, vinyl & acrylic windows,
roof overs 8c storm panels, garage screen
doors, siding, soffit fascia, lic#2708 (352) 628-0562
call stellar blue
for all int/ ext. painting needs. lie. & ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996
augie's pressure cleaning Quality Work, Low Prices. FREE Estimates: 220-2913
exp'd handyman
all phases of home repairs. exc work honest.reliable, good prices. pressure washing & painting. ins/lie #73490255092, 860-0085
picard's pressure cleaning 8: painting
roofs w/no pressure, houses.driveways. 25 yrs exp. lie,/ins. 341-3300
* roland's pressure cleaning
mobiles, houses 8c roofs driveways w/surface cleaner. no streaks!
24 yrs. lie. 352-726-3878
willie's painting & pressure cleaning
great rates! lie. 8c ins. 527-9088 or 634-2407
handyman
#1 a+technologies
all home repairs. also phone, cable, lan & plasma tv's installed. pressure wash & gutters lic.5863 (352) 746-0141
Andrew Joehl Handyman. General Maintenance/Repairs
pressure 8c cleaning. lawns, gutters. no job too small! reliable, ins 0256271 352-465-9201
1a home repairs paint, gutter 8c roof clean, press. wash.lic&lns. #0169757 344-4409
SEALING
/tntCatcc (fatviete @oatwcft you don't have to live with ugly concrete!
texture desiqn
driveways lanai's walkways pool decks
Large Selection of colors & designs [mention this ad for 10% offi
1 352-628-1027
ALUMINUM
installations by fc brian cbci 253853
352-628-7519 f b
www.advancedaluminum.info *
siding, soffit & fascia, skirting, roofovers, carports, screen rooms, decks, windows, doors, additions
handyman
3rd generation serv
fencing, general home repairs, int/ ext. painting, lawn trees, 8c landscaping free est.,
10% off any job. lie 99990257151 8c ins. (352) 201-0658
? affordable* .
i hauling, cleanups i
" prompt service 11
we do it all!!! i
1 call 352-697-1126 1
all phases of home repairs. exc. work honest.reliable, good
prices. pressure washing & painting. ins/lie #73490255092, 860-0085
fasti affordablei reliable! most repairs. free est., lie # 0256374 (352) 257-9508
handyman
if its broke jerry can fix it. llc# 189620 352-201-0116,726-0762
home repair
you need it done, we'll do it, 30 yrs. exp. lic/lns. #73490256935,489-9051
all of citrus hauling/ moving items delivered clean ups. everything from a to z 628-6790
moving-hau//ng-tree service-c/eanups & c/ean-oufs-dump runs lie 352-560-7005 ins
we move sheds 352-637-6607
new floors for the holldaysl installation, all types, free est. 35 yrs. exp. lie #99990255887 call jerry 352-302-4234
rocky's fencing working in citrus county
for 25 yrs. free estimate, lie. 8c ins 352 422-7279
jim's handyman service
pwr washing, it. hauling painting, home repair, fence installing, lie. #258887 (352) 344-5213
we do it all big/small home remodeling
specialists!!! concrete slabs, Brick
Pavers, windows, doors, Storm Panels, kitchen cabinets, 77/e & more!! lie. 8c ins. crc 1326431, references. (352) 746-9613
electrical
#1 a+technologies
all home repairs. also phone, cable, lan 8c plasma tv's installed. pressure wash 8; gutters llc.5863 (352) 746-0141
dun-rite electric inc.
elec. serv./repairs. new const. remodel free est 726-2907 ec 13002699
' affordable* 7 i hauling, cleanups j prompt service we do it all!!! ; call 352-697-1126 1
r ? affordable* ^ i hauling, cleanups i prompt service l we do it all!!! j call 352-697-1126 1
3rd generation serv
fencing, general home repairs, int/ ext, painting, lawn trees, 8c landscaping free est.,
10% off any job. lie 99990257151 & ins. (352) 201-0658
we are fences by dallas 25 Years In County
free est., res./comm. lic./lns. (352) 795-1110
a 5 star company go owens fencing all types. free estimates comm/res. 628-4002
barnyard ii fencing
serving citrus co. since 1973. free estimates (352) 726-9260
#1 in service hise roofing
new const, reroofs 8c repairs. 25 yrs. exp. leak spec. #ccc1327059 (352) 344-2442
john gordon roofing
reas. rates. free est. proud to serve you. ccc 1325492. 795-7003/800-233-5358
john scon roofing free est. senior discount lic.cec 1325704 352-447-8050
re-roofs 8; repairs
Reasonable Rates!! exp'd, Lie. CCC1327843 erik (352) 628-2557
c.j.'s truck/trailers furn., appl, trash, brush, low $55/professional prompt 7 day service 726-2264/201-1422
concrete
bianchi concrete driveways-patios-sidewalks. free est. lic#2579 /ins. 746-1004
concrete work
sidewalks, driveways patios, slabs, free est. lie. 2000. ins. 795-4798
decorative concrete. river rock, landscape curbing, fusion's river
rock (352) 344-4209
DECORATIVE GLASS
building or remodeling?
emtry point
your door - our (jlass
for all your entryway needs!!
Pre-Hung Doors door Slab Replacements
decorative door Glass Decorative Cabinet Glass
phantom screens Schlage locks
raise & lower blinds between the glass perry's custom glass & doors 3579!1 (352) 726-6125 lie #2598
PAINTING & WALLPAPER
painting corp.
wallpaper
painting
restoration
rwe do what others claim
Lie. & Ins. expert painters
call al baxter
352-615-1612
concrete
litle's cement finishing, inc. house slabs, patios, driveway tearouts, dumptruck, tractors, lie. ins. 352-628-4830
rob's masonry 8c concrete slabs, driveways 8c tear outs llc.1476 726-6554
we do it all big/small home remodeling
specialists!!! concrete slabs, Brick
Pavers, windows, doors, Storm Panels, kitchen cabinets, 77/e & more!! lie. & ins. crc 1326431, references. (352)746-9613
all tractor/dirt service
land clear, tree serv., bushhog, driveways & hauling 302-6955
affordable interiors
crown, fluted columns, panel walls, woodwork. Kit & Bath 352-344-5298
dotson construction
25 yrs. exp. total remodeling, decks, etc lic.#crc 1326910 (352) 726-1708
w. f. gillespie room additions, new home construction,
baths 8c kitchens st. lie. crc 1327902
(352)465-2177 www.wfgillespie.com
we do it all big/small home remodeling
specialists!!! concrete slabs, Brick
Pavers, windows, doors, Storm Panels, kitchen cabinets, Tile & more!! lie. 8c ins. crc 1326431, references. (352)746-9613
g stone co /ceramic
ceramic tile installer
bathroom remodeling, handicap bathrooms. lic/lns. #2441 795-7241
co dry wall
drywall repair spec.
match most all textures, 21 years experience
honest 8c dependable, tommy light ent. inc. (352) 726-7881
hurricane builders unlimited, llc. 30yrs. Exp. drywall specialty new, restoration 8< repair. lie crc 1329305 (352) 563-2125
drywall
repairs, wall 8c ceiling sprays. int/ext painting lic/lns 73490247757 352-220-4845
{gdirt
o service
fill, rock, clay, etc. All tvoes of Dirt Service call mike 352-564-1411
mobile 239-470-0572
all around tractor
Landclearing, Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. lie. 8c ins. 795-5755
larry's tractor service finish grading
& bush hogging. 352-302-3523/628-3924
litle's cement finishing, inc. house slabs, patios, driveway tearouts, dumptruck, tractors, lie. ins. 352-628-4830
ft top soil special *
screened, no stones, 10 yds $150; 20 yds $225 352-302-6436"
all tractor/dirt service
land clear, tree serv., bushhog, driveways 8c hauling 302-6955
land c ho/bushh
all tractor/dirt service
land clear, tree serv., bushhog, driveways & hauling 302-6955
all around tractor
Landclearing, Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. lie. 8c ins. 795-5755
3rd generation serv
fencing, general home repairs, int/ ext. painting, lawn trees, 8c landscaping free est.,
10% off any job. lie 99990257151 & ins. (352) 201-0658
bang's landscaping
st. augustine sod si25 Pallet-400sf. $145-50w (352) 341-3032 lv. mess.
big kuhuna lawn service Palm Tree trimming, Cleanups, free est. 352-586-1721
d's landscape 8c expert tree svce personalized design. stump grinding & bobcat work. fill/rock 8c sod: 352-563-0272
lawn care
"el cheapo" cuts $10 up
beat any price. we do it all. call 352-563-9824 or 352-228-7320
rockmonsters, inc. st. cert. metal/drywall contractor. repairs, texture, additions, homeowners, builders free est. (352) 220-9016 lic.#sccl 31149747
3rd generation serv
fencing, general home repairs, int/ ext. painting, lawn trees, 8c landscaping free est.,
10% off any job. lie 99990257151 8c ins. (352)201-0658
ROOFING
Boulerice^
Serving All of Citrus County
CCC0254G4 QBQ0021BO ^ ^jfl
& supply inc.
Family Owned & Operated
new roofs-reroofs-repairs free estimates
*-ioo off
complete roof
(352) 628-5079 (352) 628-7445
Cabinets & Counters House of Cabinets
let us come to you and help you design your kitchen or bath remodel.
wood and formica cabinets & counters
over 20 years experience
FREE Estimates
795-5300 or 628-0839
>28 lawn care
b's mowing mulching soding clean-up -odd jobs group disc. (352) 400-5923
dun-rite lawn service
mowing, tree trimming small tractor work. debris cleanup 352-302-4686
g. nelson 8c son, lawn service, mowing, trimming, etc, dependable lie. 8c ins. (352)563-2118
knj of citrus inc. holiday specials
Mulch, property cleanup, pressure cleaning: general lawn maint.
lie, 8; ins. comm/resid. (352) 726-6434
lawn service
we do re-sodding and patching, free estimate 795-4798.
gpool cn service
pool boy services
total pool care acrylic decking 352-464-3967 w
is pool liners! Ct 15 yrs. exp. Or call for free estimate "(352) 591-3641
pool repairs?
comm. 8c res., 8c leak
detection, lie. 2819, 352-503-3778, 302-6060
firewood
dry oak firewood
4x7 stack $80 delivered. (352) 344-2696
oak firewood
$80./4x 8 (face cord) delivery available 352-726-9476, 860-2214
oak firewood
quality seasoned 8c split. 4x8 face cord, del. $75 (352)476-3149
water
water pump service
8c repairs on all makes 8c models. anytime, 344-2556, richard
5? miscellaneous ro services
mr citrus county realty
alan nusso
3.9% listings
investors residential sales commercial sales (352) 422-6956 anusso.com
5? miscellaneous ro services
we move sheds
352-637-6607
cn professional
buying or selling?
call me
phyllis strickland
(352) 613-3503 keller williams realty
yvonne moretti Realtor, crystal realty Specializing in: affordable commercial, residential, 8c waterfront properties! Call me day or night
24/7 for all your Real Estate needs! (352)201-9898 for listings see www.crvstalsells.com
gutters
o raindancer 6" seamless gutter best job available!! lie. 8c ins. 352-860-0714
r all exterior ^ j aluminum 0 quality price! i 6" seamless gutters i lie 8c ins 621-0881 '
aluminum structures
5" 8c 6" seamless gutters free estimates! lie. 8c insured (352) 563-2977
massage for wellbeinp is taking new clients
gift certificates avail lie. 352-341-0111 ins.
massaae for wellbeing
is taking new clients gift certificates avail lie. 352-341-0111 ins.
cd sod
bang's landscaping st. augustine sod s 725
Pallet-400 sf./$ 145-SOOsf. (352) 341-3032 lv. mess.
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1 mile east of 491 on Hwy. 44
(352) 746-3312
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new & re-roofs flat & low pitch roof repairs commercial residential
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Roof Inspections Available Drug Free Workplace
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In Print and Online Daily
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Citrus County (FL) Chronicle
iisales hel
$$ got cash $$
Earn great money by setting appts. for busy local company. Call Steve: 352-628-0187
sales $100k + year
$$$ motivated Reps. Leads, leads, leadsll
Large Co. seeking exp'd one call Sales
Closers. Big $$$$ commissions, bonuses, Incentives. Projected 3 appoints, dally. Vehicle req. for
local area travel. 1-800-518-5532
sales associates
Needed for Floor Covering Store, Experience not Necessary but Helpful
Apply in Person @ Accent Carpet & Tile 3232 East Thomas St.
INVENESS, 34453
salespeople needed
Leads provided, best product in 5 Billion
dollar industry. 85K+ available. David. 352-568-8815
customer service representative
Are you a customer service champion?
. Have exceptional computer skills? Including Excel., MS Word
Organized 8; detailed oriented?
Enjoy a fast paced challenging work environment? Available early mornings 8c weekends?
Join the Citrus County Chronicle's Circulation teaml
Fax resume to: (352) 564-2935 or apply In person at
CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429
EOE, drug screening for final applicant
7t trades cn /skills
Citrus Kia Is Hiring:
service technicians
All experience levels. Apply In person:
1850 SE Hwy 19 Crystal River
custodian/ part-time
Mln. 16hrs. Apply at Spruce Creek Preserve, SR. 200 Dunnellon, see, Julie or Diane,
exp. framers wanted
(352)621-8040
exp. pipe layer
With operator exp. and great leadership skills. Serious Inquiries.
CALL (352) 726-3074
exp. well driller & service tech
Min. 2 yrs. exp. Send resume to PO Box 789, Crystal River, Fl, 34423
Fl. Designer Cabinets Sumterville Needs:
exp'd mica cabinet frame layout person
Start immediately! (No beginners.) (352) 793-8555
graphic design/ artist
The Wllliston Pioneer Sun News has an
opening for a graphic designer. Strong creative skills with knowledge of multiple software 8c
Computer skills. Great Benefits. EOE employer, drug test required. Fax resume to 352-528-2820 or
apply at The Wllliston Pioneer
Sun News at 28 NW First AVe Wllliston. E-mail editor Owillistnnpioneer, com No phone calls please, thank you.
diesel mechanic needed
Great Southern Wood Preserving, a leader in the pressure-treated lumber industry, has an immediate job opening at its Lake Panasoffke facility for qualified Diesel mechanic. Applicant should own hand tools, have or able to obtain CDL. Experience with trucks and trailers. Good job knowledge of Detroit
series 60 and Cummins ISX engines.
ASE certification a plus. Competitive pay
package based on experience. 401K and insurance. Good working conditions in modern shop.
Apply in person at: Great Southern Woods 194 C. R. 527A Lake Panasoffkee, Fl 33538. Or call Terry at (888) 238-3771 Drug Free Work Place. EOE
cosmetology barber esthetics/ spa training nail technology massage therapy
Dec. 10 Cosmetology
. Days Dec. 17 Barberlna
Nights Jan. 7 Massage Ther. Days k 93% Of our graduates passed the ncetmb the 1st time!
1/1/07-6/30/07 Jan. 22 Cosmetology Nights
Mgssaae Thbv Nights & Cosmetolov Wknd Available in 2008 Schedule Pending
SKIN 8c NAIL SPECIALTY CLASSES 'Form Monthly (727) 848-8415 Bene's International School of Beauty,
Barber&. Massage Therapy 7127 U.S. Hwy. 19 New Port Richey, FL 34652
cn antiques
DINING ROOM SET
Mahogany, Antique w/3 leaves, 6 chairs
(peach velvet) Nice Cond. s300 obo
(352) 560-7737
collectibles
PERFECT FOR XMAS Baseball Card Collection, over 1,000 cards, $300: ORIG. FURBIES Collection, $100 (352) 341-5247
stamp
collection
World Wide. $700 obo (352)302-4139
gspas oo /hot tubs
NEW HYDRO SPASI 5 Person, 15 Jets $1,995 3 Person, 34 Jefs $3,250 5 Person, 33 jets $3,450 (352) 572-7940
p nowttiring"
locally
Large national organization. Avg. Pay $20/hr. Over $55K annually
Including full benefits 8c OT, paid training, vacation. F/TcP/T 1-866-515-1762 ^
heavy equipment operators earn big money
Learn to operate at Associated Training Services, 866-448-3413 wwweauipment-operator.com
rptumbers'"! | helper
I Exp. Plumbing 0
Ihelpers only. fl (352)621-7705 ^
f~ plumbe"rst
d only u
I Experienced Q
Iin all phases. i 352-621-7705 ^
tower hand Starting at S9.00/hr
Bldg Communication Towers. Travel, Good Pay 8c Benefits. OT, 352-694-8017 Mon-Fri
? wanted ? cdl class a drivers
Flatbed, 2 years Tractor Trailer Experience. Benefits, 401K, Vacation.
******** $1000 sign
on bounus ********
Apply in person at: Great Southern Woods 194 C.R. 527-A, Lake Panasoffkee or Call Terry at (888)238-3771
$$ got cash $$
Earn great money by setting appts. for busy local company. Call Steve: 352-628-0187
casa is hiring
P/T positions, $8hr Fri-Sat 7pm-7am, Sat-Sun 7am-7pm Must understand the
dynamics of domestic violence and have some knowledge of the
resources in Citrus County Send Resume or fill out an application: 107 Dr. MLK Jr. Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 Deadline: Dec. 21,2007
; business loddortunities
HOST A SHOW 8c SHOP FOR FREE Lingerie and Accessories Shows in the comfort of your home by Undercover Wear call 352-795-5068 or 352-464-1251_
PLATINUM II
Brand New, still in wrap.
Warranty. 65 jets, 3 pumps, stereo, pop-up speakers, sub-woofer, LED light. Retail $7,495 MUST SELL $5,000 obo (352) 220-7301
i appliances
office a furniture
desk
Wooden computer desk w/glass Cabinets good condition $60 352-464-2795
li1~iis9 it
Large Executive Desk
credenza w/ 4 drawers, and 4 doors, bookcase w/ five shelves, dark wood. $425. Call (352) 628-0318
cn auctions
"LIVE AUCTIONS"
www.charliefudge.com For Upcoming Auctions 1-800-542-3877
46" flat screen tv
NEWI w/standl
$850 (352) 601-5948
panasonic 52"
Floor model, blk., Works greatl Lots ot featuresl 1st $375 Takes ill (352) 628-1722
sony 50"
48"W x 50"T x 20"D
Very large. Great cond. $400 (352) 621-0848
I tools
18" ECHO CHAINSAW
Used once, paid $325, asking $275. (352)447-2115
dewalt 12"
Compound Miter slide saw with table, $500 firm. (352) 628-0394
toshiba 57" tv
57H x 83. CRT Projection TV. $500 (352) 422-1065
2 building co supplies
v "wheetota 13
deal
chipiae
part time collator temporary
The Citrus County Chronicle's Packaging Department is currently accepting applications for a part time Collator. Must be able to work
nights, weekends and holidays. Heavy lifting and bending required. Must possess good organizational, communication and writing skills.
Qualified candidates may fill out an application at the Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River
vending
New Electronic Machines, Great Locations + Financing 866-823-0223 AIN#B02523
vending route
Snack/Soda Machine
Locations 8c New Equipment Available Nowl Great Support, Many Options. Cash/Finance. Locations w/ A History Call Bob 877-843-8726 BO#2002-037
A/C 8c HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS. 13th SEER
8c UP. New Units at Wholesale Prices -2 Ton $780.00 -> 2-% ton $814.00 -> 3 Ton $882.00 Installation kits; Prof, Installation; Pool Heat Pumps Also Avail. Free Deliveryl 746-4394
ABC Briscoe Appliance
Refrigerators, washers, stoves. Service 8c Parts (352) 344-2928
frigidaire refrigerator
New, Stainless Steel side by side. 27cu. ft. $680 (352) 302-7451
2 business cn buy/sell
FLORAL CITY BAGELS
For Sale, Turn-key Restaurant. Great locatlonl 352-220-0906
mini spa For Sale $110k obo (352) 628-4404
gas range
GE PROFILE Excellent cond.. Self-clean, Convection oven. Auto roast probe.more. $500 OBO 795-9336
hotpoint
Frostfree Refrigerator $75. (352) 795-1015
REFRIGERATOR SMALL BEIGE
w/freezer $35 Works Greatl (352)795-9688
guaranteed results for only $63.95
Sell your car today with a Wheel of a Deal Ad. Run a 30 day ad and we will continue to run your ad every month until you sell the car.
(352) 563-5966 (352) 726-0902
"Ad will not be automatically scheduled, The customer must call each month to reschedule.
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' thinking about improving your home next year?
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COMING IN JANUARY
preferred services 2008
home improvement
guide
for more info call 352-563-3266
Oak Beams or Mantles 243 BOARD FT. OF OAK $300 268 Board Ft. of Pine.$310 Planned 352-795-0122
52 tvs
co /stereos
20" Flat Screen Symphonic,
In Entertainment Center $100. (352) 212-4837
special steel buildings
Break Through Show Bldg. DISCOUNTSI 36x36- 100X100 Others Available.
Can Erect Tomas Granado 352-457-1766
fg outdoor c* furniture
PATIO TABLE W/4
HI-BACK ARMCHAIRS W/thick magnolia print cushions Glasstop 2 match, fldng chairs. Never used. Cost $450 S150obo. 352-726-2649
co
cn furniture
YOUR FURNITURE
Is Waiting For You NU2U FURNITURE Homosassa 621-7788
BEDS : BEDS BEDS
The factory outlet store!
For TOP National Brands Fr.50%/70% off Retail Twin $119 Full $159
Queen $199/King $249 Please call 795-6006
china cabinet
w/light 64.5"H x 62.5W $200 (352) 465-0821 352-228-2560
COCKTAIL TABLE NEW
Perfect XMAS GIF Marble topped, antique ornate carved light color wooden legs, 48"X36" $150 obo (352) 527-9446
CUSTOM MADE
Cabinet w/cassette 8c disc player 8c
2 speakers. Exc. Cond. $100 (352) 382-0328
Desk for Sale
6ft. Wx2ftDx29"H, 4 drawers good cond. $100.obo (352) 436-4090
k computers s/video
dell computer
With Flat Screen LCD Monitor $249.00 Ph:(352)613-295B
W/D, Stove, Fridge, Small Sofas, Dining Set w/6 Chairs. Make offer 352-400-2263
WASHER 8c DRYERS
90 Day Warranty. Trade-ins Welcome
Repairs Avail. 6587 S. Premier, Horn. (352)628-4321 After 12
50" HITACHI FLOOR
MODEL, rear projection, works perfect. 5 years old. $350 (352) 344-4447
mitsubishi 65"
Rear projection HDTV Less than 3yrs old excellent Cond.
SlOOOobo (352)341-4939
DIESTLER COMPUTERS
Internet service. New 8c Used systems, parts 8c upgrades. Visa/ MCard 637-5469 http://www.rdeeii.com
DINETTE Blonde wood /tile, oval 60" open, w/6 chairs, $150. DINING ROOM SET Broyhlll, pecan wood, oval 70"x38" w/18" leaf w/ 4 chairs 2 matching end tables, coffee table w/glass sofa table $400.(352)527-9307
co
cn furniture
dining rm tbl
Beautiful Beveled Glass 5'x3' w/white pedestal $150 (352)563-1807
KITCHEN DINETTE TABLE
light oak w/tiled top, 4 chairs. $100/obo (352) 746-9813
LEATHER SOFA, NEWI
Full size Brown Leather, 81". Purch. in May/07
$1,300 Asking $650.
Offers considered. (352) 503-5041
LIVING ROOM SET
Beautiful upholstered sofa, chair 8: floor lamp $290. obo (352) 746-3277
Living Room Set
Tan Leather, sofa, loveseat 8c chair, all w/ recllners, excel cond. $1000. obo (352)302-4287
co
cn furniture
LANAI SET Glass top Table w/4 chairs. $145 (352) 341-0204
Teak desk, $50. 52" RCA $500. 3-pc. Ent. center, $650. Dinette set, $375 obo 746-7191
The Path's Graduates, Single Mothers,
Needs your furniture. Dining tables, dressers 8c beds are needed. Call (352) 746-9084
{* garden
co /lawn sup
LIVING ROOM SET
Victorian Style: Sofa, 2 wing chairs, matching end tables 8c coffee table. $1,000 obo Exc Cond.352-257-3312
FREE REMOVAL OF^
ATV's, bikes, cars, jet skis mowers, golf carts. We sell ATV parts 628-2084
New Bunk Beds, solid pine construction, excel, cond. mattress's covered at all times $175. obo 352-400-2647_
PAIR OF GREEN VELVET VICTORIAN CHAIRS LADY'S 8c GENT'S
$500/PAIR 352-795-4723 864-979-8179
lawnmower
EXMARK 48" '02 walk behind Velke 8c Mulch Kit Just Serviced $1,200 (352) 746-1175
5 garage cd /yard sales
citronelle
Fri/Sat/Sun 7 6 to; I directions 352-795-5145
lecanto
Sat. 8c Sun. 8-2 Tools, turn., TVS, misc. 6652 S, Tropicana Ave.
2 Wheel Scooter, Turbo 280WB, Electric. Turning lights 8c horn. $100; KEYBOARD, CASIO,-elec. battery, $50. (352) 628-7688
riding mower
Troybuilt. Exc.Cond. $600 (352) 527-9465_
PAUL'S FURNITURE 6000 sq.ft. showroom Clean used Furniture
Tues thru Fri. 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm
Homosassa 628-2306
DINING ROOM SET
8pc Nearly New 6 chairs, table, w/match. lazy susan. light wood, Pd, $1,500 Asking $585 (352) 795-3353
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER
Sony DCR-SR40, never used, $375. (352) 382-1502
fgfarm ro equipment
Seed Spreader for 3 Point Hitch, $175 (352) 344-3747
DINING ROOM SET
Blonde Oak, 76" w/2 leaves, 40"W. 4 uphol. arm chairs that roll, tilt 8c turn. Mint Cond. $400 CASH (352) 637-1974
DINING ROOM SET W/MATCH ENT. CENTER W/HUTCH 8c 6 chairs.
Drk. Reddish Wood $800/set. Exc. Cond, (352) 613-5237
Preowned Mattress Sets
from Twin $30; Full $40 Qn $50; Kg $75, 62B-0B08 _
RATTAN PATIO SET/DINING SET
Mauve; BAKER's RACK + Circular TABLE 8c 4 Castered Chairs $400 Perfect Cond. TEMPERPEDIC ADJ. FOUNDATION w/remote Perfect Cond, $300 (352) 795-9688
plants
| Has Beautiful 3 gal. i
IBlueberry Plants, 8c Spider Hanging u
IBaskets For Sale i ^ 352-238-4705 j
garage o /yard sales
"LIVE AUCTIONS"
www.charliefudge.com For Upcoming Auctions 1-800-542-3877
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advertise your i business in the service directory! |
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Citizen West Marion Messenger y~ I Sumter County' .
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Citrus County
citrus springs
HUGE SALE Kool Stuff Sat/Sun 8-2 Toys, Cloths, 8< much more! 8480 N. Bladle Way
dining sets (2)
48" gls-top Rattan 4 chrs w/casters $250 Trestle Tbl w/2 Ivs 6chrs, unique top $300 (352) 489-6089
double bed,
pillow top. Excellent Cond. Used 4 months.
Includes Mattress, Boxspring and frame.
$375 (352) 220-3495
recliner
Brown, leather. Larger than most. Good Cond. $150
(352) 249-4451
ROCKING CHAIR
Victorian Walnut 125 yrs. old. $115; BAR, LG Wrought Iron Indoor/Outdoor, Beautiful $125 (352) 586-7393
sofa/loveseat
Blue w/Mauve Flowers Good Condition
$300obo (352)344-2909
tractor/loader
EICHER 38hp 2whl Drive, PTO Diesel, 800hrs $5,500 352-238-4705
ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS
. real wood, gd. cond. 57'A'W X72V4H tv space 27'a" $50 each. (352) 895-2134
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS 8c Matching BAKERS RACK, 3 END TABLES (All glass tops) $250/all obo. Baby on way, Going for
wood. 352-628-9296
Table, sturdy, wood,
48" in diameter, opens to 72", $125. Computer table, 7'8" long, can be sectioned. $75 (352) 637-6671
lact now.
garage sale left overs ad
Did you ever wonder what to do with those left over items from your Garage sale?
we have the answer for only $12.95
The week after your Garage Sale just give us a coll and we will run a 6 line ad for 5 days.
(352) 563-5966 (352) 726-0902 ? ?????
AIRLESS PAINT SPRAYER
SprayTech 1620. Like New! $180; (352) 302-7451
Baby Boy Infant" Clothing, $1 each Knitting needles (352) 726-8410
bar -b-q grill
Cherokee lnfared."S:S Case w/stand 8c Bottle 5 Wrty. $50 726-2649
barbie jeep
w/new battery, $150. (352)637-6954
evenings. j
bench booths (4)
Resturaunt Style Metal Frame $100 i (352)465-7111
BICYCLES (2) B
Single Spd Coaster; Brake Beach Cruiser 26" 1986 Models, Like Nef I $85/ea or$150/setB (352) 489-3914 j
homosassa Mon. 8: Tues. 9a-4p
Mason Crk. /Eldred, follow signs to Beagle
lecanto Large SALE! Many Items
Sat/Sun 8 4 2968 SR 44 (Florida Window Film)
CAMERA
Sony, Navlca, diglta like new w/ many extras, paid $l,100.a asking $195 firm (352)465-4555 |
christmas tree
Artificial 7.5', prelit.E Kodiak Fir. Used 1 yre Pd. $200/Sell $120obo (352) 382-7871 COM-45, 2 Door_ True Reach In Cooler $500. 352-628-0635
pool routes
All areas, All sizes. 877-766-5757
www.doolroutesales. SSQ NPRS Inc. Broker
roosters cafe brooksville, fl. 715w jefferson st. (352) 540-4890
Taking applications for Cooks, exp. pref. Apply 8am-4p.m.
straight/box truck driver
Needed yesterday! Gainesville to Inverness
8c back hauling the mail. Split shift. 7 days/wk. Approx. 25 hrs. Starting @ $20/hr.
Don (352) 258-2270
. storage
telemarketer
Opening for aggressive marketer
to process large database of inquiries, No cold calling. Late afternoon, evening and weekend hours with flexible schedule. Long established firm
with proven track record. Salaried with bonuses. Real Estate licensees gain added earnings. Fax resume
to 352-746-2502
Htutwiiig Available]
25x30x9(3:12 pitch)
Roof overhang, 2-9x7 Garage Doors,
1 Entry Door, 2 Vents, 4" Concrete Slab.
414 6s9 INSTALLED 30x30x9(3:12 pitch)
Roof overhang, 2-9x7 Garage Doors,
2 Vents, 1 Entry Door, 4" Concrete Slab
s16 39b INSTALLED
35x50x12(3:12 pitch)
Roof overhang, 2-10x10 Rollup Doors, 2 Vents, 1 Entry Door, 4" Concrete Slab $29.995 Installed
? Fl. Engineered Plans
? A local Fl Manufact.
? Meets or exceeds Florida wind codes.
? Conc/lnst by others.
? Many sizes available. METAL STRUCTURES, LLC
866-624-9100 metalstructuresllc.com
.Take Stock In Children of Citrus County presents... '4
CALL BARNYARD II Lark Portable Utility Buildings. 10% OFF
ALL Buildings on Lot, Before Inventory (352) 726-9260
METAL BUILDINGS CARPORTS, SHEDS Gulf to Lake Sales (352) 527-0555
cna/hha needed
You must currently be
employed or just retired in the healthcare field looking for
extra income. 2 Sat/month. Poss. Fri. nights 8c some Holidays. Caring for 86 yr. old Alzheimers Lady. Exc. pay 8c working conditions. Floral City, Duval Island. I Will do background check. Fax resume 1-954-252-4258
we move sheds 352-637-6607
co
cn antiques
"LIVE AUCTIONS"
www.charllefudge.com For Upcoming Auctions 1-800-542-3877
China International HEARTLAND VILLAGE
Over 100 pc's, stoneware, Country inspired.
Exc. cond. No chips,
cracks 8c wear. Save postage,. Local owner,
$400/bo 352-793-3269
key training center
increased pay rates and competitive benefit package for all F/T
employees after 90 days
$
positions available:
residential f/t & p/t food service asst.-p/t sub
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
apply at the key training center business office 130 heights ave., inverness 352-341-4633 (tdd: 1-800-545-1833 ext. 347) *eoe*
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Friday, February 8 Curtis Petersen Auditorium ~ 7 p.m.
Hosted by Key TV Dennis Miller Featuring a live performance by The Saints singing '50s and '60s Doo-Wophits.
$25 donation
for ticket information please call 352-746-6721 ext 6148 Proceeds to benefit Take Stock In Children of Citrus County


Jims County (FL) Chronicle
Classifieds
Sunday, December 16, 2007 9P
co
CO
cn General
JLM COMPLETE SET OF VERTICAL BLINDS!
4 window vert. 1 sldr.
vert. 4 Horozontal Binds.
uFils most Bev. Hills Blck Jivpe homes. Pd $1100. gSg Sell $500. MOVING fig (352)527-1514
i# DOLL HOUSE
. 2 Stories Furnished "a. w/lots ot extra e Accesories, $300 (352) 726-2933 Gas Patio Heater, 7-1/2FT tall, never used, stainless steel. Heats 210 r sq.ft. area. 40.000 BTU Cost new $300. Sacrifice for $250. !! (352) 637-5247 tj 5 GENERATOR
1 qNew Craftsman 6600 | 'watt. $450 (Pd. $625): t EXTENSION LADDER
2 Used once.S 150 (Pd. $375) (352) 586-7393
"^HOMEOWNERS
| would like to sell your home or mobile for I cash quickly, call
S,, Fred Farnsworth v" (352) 726-9369 | HONDA LAWNMOWER ' 21" 2 spd, self-propelled I Exc. cond. $250; g GENERATOR 2500 peak watts, new, never used. | $260.(352)382-1881
" it NFL JERZEY'S
I 23 count $1,100 or
I
$65/ea (352) 344-9502 2 OVER 320 MATCH BOX
& Hot Wheels. B $125 takes all I (352) 637-0046
- Table 8c 4 chairs, oval siJShite base, natural top,
8 $100.
9 2 Sets of Ladies Golf Clubs w/ bags $75. ea _. (352) 382-3407
TWIN BED SET
purch'd '06 bedding incl $300 Satellite.DISH
- w/pole $40
I (352) 726-2463
cf Twin Bed, Furniture. 3 BBQ Grill & Cookware, .._._Rocking Chair, China, Microwave .Debts of Christmas Items (352) 628-5085
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i| on any Wednesday Ij in December u ,c and ask for our j] -f.WACKY WEDNESDAY Z [J SPECIAL! U
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| Only $1.00 per day" |
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1
oc WELL FILTERS (2)
_ $75 Each (352) 726-5150
Wll SYSTEM
$400/obo (352) 476-8053,
before 6pm
23 Medical -4 Equipment
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pronto, Surestep M-51 Recharable, left hand controls, includes a quad walker, potty chair & manual wheelchair, All for $900 (352) 637-3339 POWER WHEELCHAIR (Pronto) w/Batt. 8c Chrgr. easy to operate w/joystick. Like New $150obo 352-726-0559
CO CO
oo Coins
BUYING US COINS Beating all Written offers. Top $$$$ Paid (352) 228-7676
5, Musical cs Instrument
HAMMOND ORGAN
9 yr. New. Full keyboard w/complete rhythm section. $7,500 (352) 628-5844
I HAVE 2 ORGANS,
1 Spinet & 1 Console. Excel, Cond. $595ea or $1000 for both 352-476-3355
Household
MIKASA STONEWARE
Service for 8, Hostess Set +. Nearly new! $175 (352) 382-2005
^ Fitness ^Equipment
Bowflex Extreme
Great idea for Gift Works well for physical therapy or strength training. $800 (352) 422-4729
BOWFLEX
Motivator 2 Like New Used Once Pd $1000 Asking $500 (352) 854-1041
Exercise Cycle w/ back rest, digital readout, speed etc. like new. $75. obo
(352) 628-0588
EXERCISE MACHINE
Multi-Station Works fine. Taking up space. $100 obo (352) 726-8070
FOLD AWAY AIR WALKER
low impact, like new. only used by Grandma on Sundays. $101. (352)316-0644
HOME GYM
2 Station, Weider Pro 9940. $250 (352) 746-1524
STAIR CLIMBER
Lifestyle, computerized Exc. Cond. $200 (352) 382-2220
2 Sporting cnGoods
, 10 speed Roadmaster, i 12 Speed GMC, 2 hel-l mets, used2hrs. $150 obo (352) 201-0106
FREE REMOVAL OF-
ATV's, bikes, cars, jet skis mowers, golf carts. We sell ATV parts 628-2084
Full Size Stainless Steel I Tanfoglio 45 ACP. \ 10 Shot Mag. Good I Quality. Also A .308 Hunting Rifle. All Black w/ 9X Scope, 8 Shot Mag. Each $300. (352) 382-4183
BATTERIES THE BATTERY MEDICS
36V &c 48V Sets $245 Free Delivery 1 yr. warr. Call Mark 727-375-6111
SSJ Sporting cn Goods
POOL TABLE
New, regulation size, complete. $500 obo (352) 302-5519
Recumbent Bike
like new, never used, will take $799. (304) 673-5550
TREK NAVIGATOR 200 21 Spd. BICYCLE,
Unl-sex. some aces. Great Cond. $110; (352) 726-0768
WINCHESTER
Model 12, 16 GA. $450;
ITHACA Model 37 12 GA, $375. (352)637-9694
Utility Trailers
' oT67f'sale"
Any new or used Trailer "In Stock" w/ad. EZ Pull Trailers 6532 W. Gulf to Lake Exp. 12/22/07
6 x 25 FLATBED
New deck, dual axel, elec. brakes. Good shape. $900 (352) 489-4375
'06 6x12 enclosed trailer, drop down door, 2 extra new tires, $2,000 (352) 302-7639
42ft Drop Frame Storage Trailers, great for storage $2,000. Ea.
(352) 586-6105
CARGO, UTILITY, BOAT 100 trailers in stock GULF TO LAKE SALES 352-527-0555
INTERSTATE 16'
'06, dual axle. Used once to move family to Florida. Paid $7,200, asking $5,200 (352)270-9034
Baby Items
INSTEP JOGGING STROLLER, $45; GRACO BATTERY SWING, $40; EVENFLO EXERSAUCER $50. All in great
condition. (352)344-5434
Multiple Baby Items!
Lil Tykes Playhouse, $50,
Lil People Village 8c ABC, $20 each. Talking Working Bench. $20; or All for $100. (352) 795-8792 OAK CRIB Serta Mattress, Graco
Carriage, 2 Baby Carseats, all in good cond. $125. (352) 637-0901
Massive man's ring
14 KT gold, 7 diamonds, total 2 carets, $1,800 (352)344-2545
BUYING US COINS Beating all Written offers. Top $$$ Paid (352) 228-7676
Vintage BASEBALL BATS
Any condition. Ball gloves, team balls, & trophies. (727)236-6545
NOTICE
Pets for Sale In the State of Florida per stature 828.29 all dogs or cats offered for sale are required to be at least 8 weeks of age with a health certificate per Florida Statute.
50 Gal Aquarium for Sale. Iron stand/2 filters/air pumps/lights
lids auto feeder all
included. Just add water and fish. NEW $600$300/OBO
C.R. Call Evenings
AKC YORKIE PUPS
Six- Health Certificates 8 wks old $600. Excel. Xmas Present 352-726-5576
BOSTON TERRIERS *
11 wks., AKC, Health Cert., unique markings, 2 F, 1 M. $500 (352) 419-4670
CHIHUAHUA
Long haired CKC Tiny, Sweet Male 6mon. old $450 (352) 860-0321
DEERHEAD SHORT HAIR CHIHUAHUAS
Ready for Christmas! 2 w/greenish eyes. Older ones 'A price, 352-533-2271/208-6968
DESIGNER PUPS
Happy, healthy, 8c vet checked. Will hold till Christmasl (352) 465-3785
GARAGE SALE LEFT OVERS AD
Did you ever wonder what to do with those left over items from your Garage sale?
We have the Answer for Only $12.95
The week after your Garage Sale Just give us a call and we will run a 6 line ad for 5 days.
(352)563-5966 (352)726-0902 ??????
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
Pure breed pups, light colors, 1 male, 3 fern, shots/ heath Cert. Prnts on Prem, $350. Ready 12/8. 352-628-6050
Humane Society
of Inverness offers Low Cost Spay & Neuter Service
Starting at $20, Cat Declawing $60, Teeth Cleaning $75. Call for appt.
(352) 726-880!
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
1 female, 3 males, 1st shots, health certs. $350. (352) 697-0796
KITTENS & CATS
many breeds, all neutered microchip, tested, shots some declaw $85-$ 150 352-476-6832
LAB PUPS
AKC, Black 8c Choc. Ready Now. $300 (352) 795-5444
MACAW CAGE
Lrg. Like New Very Nice Moving Must Sell $500 (352) 476-6540
MINI-SCHNAUZERS
will hold till Xmas. Tiny Blk/Slvr Born Oct 10th AKC. Home Raised $450 (352)503-6580
PET RATS
Hand fed 8c trained. Great Christmas gifts. Non allergenic. $5/ea PETS ONLYII (352) 382-3164
Pitt Bull Puppies, red
nose, red devil/serell/ red boy Jeep. ADBA reg. $500. 3 females (352) 344-8725
PUPPIES
Some AKC, some not. Also, adults, various breeds. Your choice. $350 each. Health Cert. (352) 726-0133
PURE BRED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS
$350.
Great Christmas Gift! (352)220-2531 PURE BREED BOXER PUPS,
fancy fawn,, $450 female. (352)726-6969
PURE CHOCOIATE LAB PUPS AKC 5mos Old. Parents on prem. $400. ea. Health cert. ONLY 2 LEFT (352) 465-6535
Shlh-Tzu Puppies
For Sale $600 $750 ACE OF PUPS (352) 527-2270 (305) 872-8099
WEIMARANER PUPS
CKC Hlth Cert. M/F $350 Parents on prem. 352-344-4026/400-1421
YORKIE POO
Male 8c Female, 10 weeks old adorable $350. (352) 465-3147
YORKIE PUPS
2 Cute little girls! Taking deposits. Mom 8c Dad under 6 lbs. (352)212-2846
Horses
2 SADDLES & BRIDLES
$600 obo (352) 302-4139
HORSES(2)
Miniatures, 1 Blk Stallion, 1 Pinto Stallion $1500 or Trade (352) 613-4392 After 9 pm
Boat. cn Accessories
1988 MARINER MAGNUM 40HP,
manual start, tiller, 20" shaft, like new, less than 15hrs. $1300. (352)212-6127
Kayak Paddles
Werner, like new have 2, paid $255. ea. asking $95. ea. Carrying Case $20. (352) 465-4555
Water Craft
2 YAMAHA
WAVE RUNNERS, 2000. GP760, w/traller. $5,200/both. (352) 257-1355
SEADOO
'95, XP and SP, w/trlr run gredt w/new gel batt. $2,000 both (202) 536-8790
WAVERUNNERS
SEA-DOOs(3) '96, '98/00 new trailers 2w/ new
engines, need clean-up and tuning. "Empty my Garage" $1500/Trade Cryst. Riv
(352) 795-7876
'Boats
1901 CENTURY
'99, 8c Trlr. depth finder, gredt white troll, mtr. 115 Yamaha marine radio, bimini, $8,500. (352) 527-4594
WE NEED BOATS
SOLD AT NO FEE Selling Them As Fast As They Come In!
ACTION CRAFT
1989, 18' Flats, Merc. 115 HP, trailer, $5900. (352) 465-1074
BAYLINER
Ciera '90 16ft 85hp Force Motor, Depndbl.,
Walk-thru WindShld. V-hull, New Batt./gas tank, slash Top, $1700 727-207-1619 Crst Riv
AAA
BOAT DONATIONS
Tax Deductible when donated to a 43 yr old non-reporting 501-C-3 Charity. Maritime Ministries A (352) 795-9621 A
CAROLINA SKIFF
'96, 16 ft., w/trlr. 48 Evinrude motor, $3,900. (352) 748-5005
CITATION
'86, 19' Cuddy Cabin. 4.3 L Merc. I/O, Canvas cover, G76 GPS, Depth
Finder, VHF, C.G. Ace, Alum S/ATrlr. $4,750obo (352) 563-2587
DURACRAFT
15' 6hp Yamaha, Low
Hours, Wesco Trlr, 2 swvl fishing seats. $1595 352-634-3679/628-5419
FOUR WINDS
1987, 25FT, Load Rite Trailer, $8,000 obo (352) 344-4209
GRADY WHITE
22'Cuddy, 200hp Evnrd, SS prop, New Bimini, Alum. Trlr, New lires $7.500 (352) 447-1244
HOLIDAY SPECIAL New galv. 14/16 Boat Trailers at Close Out Pricing. Sorry, Only 4 left at $688. 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. 527-3555
' Boats
HOUSEBOAT, 30'
CLASSIC '65 Rebuilt top
to bottom. $16,500. Sacrlflcel352-726-9647
HURRICANE DECK BOATS SWEETWATER PONTOONS
CRYSTAL RIVER MARINE
(352) 795-2597
ISLANDER
'98, MFI, 04', Mercury 60HP, Big foot, excel, cond. w/trailer $5,500. (352)228-9624
JON BOAT
17.5' Alumacraft No
leaks refinished w/Galvanized TRLR $1350(352) 212-6127
KAYAKS (2)
Sit on top, two person
kayaks. $300/ea 352-427-4128/427-4129
Nature Coast Marine New, Used 8: Brkrg. We Pay $$ for Clean Used Boats. 352 794-0094
PLAYTIME Pontoon
'89,60 hp Mariner, Alum. Rf., Runs Good.
No trailer. $2,150 352-795-2053/634-1378
PONTOON
'08 20' Bently, 50HP Merc. 2strk. $12,995 GULF TO LAKE MARINE (352) 527-0555
PONTOON
20' w/hardtop. 40HP Johnson mtr. With trailer, good shape. $2500. (352) 860-2318
PONTOON
Avalon '06, 16', 25 hp 4 strk '06 Mercury w/20hrs '06 Trlr, Bimini Top, Full Cover, Ladder, FF.Stereo, 8c much more.Over $16K NEW Selling $9,350 obo (352) 419-4009
PONTOON
Sylvan 20' Yamaha T50 TLRC Engine Like'New 40hrs. Playpen Cover port-o-potty, extras $14,900 (352) 628-0281
PRINCE CRAFT
17' '88 offshore center console alum, V Hull 55hp Yamaha w/ new T8cT$4,300 352-465-9106
PROLINE
'03 Sport 30, Immac, 32'6" CC AC cabin under, Merc's 225 150hrs. All electronics, 2000 KW Gen, loaded, w/trailer, $68,000 (352) 201-1833
PROLINE
'04, 24 ft,, 225 Honda, Donzi Hull, black, low
hrs. lift kept, NICE $32,000. (352) 795-1598
REGAL 20'
Bowrider. 5.7 Merc I/O Trlr., Runs Grt! Reduced! $1,850(352)621-0848
SEA FOX
'03 21.5' Bay Boat 140hp Suzuki 4Stroke, Alum. TRLR, Many xtras! $13,995 352-274-3164
SEA FOX
2001,20'3" Deck boat w/deluxe trlr. Salt-water model, 115 Merc, Low Hours Beauty! $10,900 352-621-1655/207-1080
Sea Pro
'01, 18 ft., CC, 90 mere, salt water, GPS, Sonar, 741b trolling mtr. gal trl all the extras, $9,500. 352 341-4023
Boats
SEAPRO
'99,21', 150 Yam. w/ tndm trlr. Bim top. troll! mtr. am/fm runs great, $12,400 (352) 748-5005
SEARAY
'03, 185 Bowrider w/trlr. 18', 35 hrs., Gar. kept. 220 hp. Many opts. $15,500 (352) 270-3176
SHALLOW SPORT &
PANGA BOATS IN STOCK
THREE RIVERS MARINE
(352) 563-5510
SPORTSCRAFT
252. 27', '02, Cabin, Loaded, new trlr, Turn key, Call for all extrasl Must Sell! 1st $30,000
obo (352) 795-4410
STARCRAFT
20' Pontoon '05, 50hp Mercury, Very Cln, low hrs w/Trallor $9,100 (352) 489-7808
STARCRAFT
20' Pontoon '93 50hp Force w/trlr, many new parts $3,695obo (352) 322-0424
SYLVAN PONTOON
24FT, 60HP Johnson, accessories, $2,000 obo Harbor Lights Park (248) 909-2506
TRIUMPH
'07 17'CC, 75HPYam. 4 strk, Bimini, Lowrance GPS, am/fm CD, VHS,
Mint. S18K 352-634-0684
TRIUMPH
17' '02 Bass boat, 50HP Color GPS/fishfinder Bim. top, New elec. mtr. Exc.
$8750 (352) 341-1297
Wanted: Boats in Need of Repair, also motors and trailers, Cash Paid (352) 212-6497
WELLCRAFT
1987, 250 Sportsman, 25', Gas eng.,30" draft, 350 hp I/O, alum. trlr. $9,000(352) 344-9651
2 Recreation * Vehicles
(888)348-1144
3.99% Financing NO PAYMENTS FOR 1 YEAR!
W.A.C. New Motor Homes UNDER $500/mo. See mgr. for details!
ALLEGRO
'00, 32ft, 454 Chevy, 35k
mi., 5.5 Onan gen, AC/Ht Pump, leveling jacks, back up camera, non smoker, excel, cond. $27,500 obo (352)344-4579 (352) 476-4184
COACHMAN
22' Class C Motor home 55K mi. Roof 8c auto air,
loaded. $6900.
(352) 382-9019
Coachman
'97, Catalina, 34ft. class A, Diesel Pusher, 4 spd.
trans., leveling jacks, 7.0 KW Onan Gas Gen.
$26K (352) 302-1419
COACHMEN
'07 31'Mirada CIs A bought new In Sept. All Factory Wrrtys Tranferable,.Walk Around Qn Bed, Micowv, TV, DVD Stereo, Tilt 8c Crz, Back-up Cam. $54K Firm (352) 726-4490
EUROCOACH
1990 38', Diesel pusher, 128K mi. 7.5KW,Gen, $1500 warr. $29,500. (352) 564-8024
FLEETWOOD
'94 Bounder, 34FT, Ford, 460, Banks Induction syst., good tires, gen. $14,900 obo 726-1755
FOUR WINDS 31'
'04, Slide out, levellers, backup cam, V-10 Ford
No smk/Pets. Loaded!
S40K (352)422-7794
GEORGIE BOY
'04, Pursuit, Class A, 30ft.
Excel, cond, 8k ml., 2 slide outs, 2 TV's, back up camera, all the bells and whistles and much
more, must see this coach. Asking $56900.
obo (352) 746-7626
GULFSTREAM
32' Sun Voyager, '98 Diesel pusher, qu, bed, 2 AC's,W/D, 23,500mi $29,900. (352)628-4053
GULFSTREAM ULTRA
2001 Ford 28FT, V-10, Class C, 2 slides, gen., lots of extras, $28,000 obo (352) 212-1648
ROCKWOOD
30' Class C '85 Handy
man Special, 6k mi. $3,500obo352-625-3881
SHASTA
'86, 35 ft. 5th Wheel, all new, AC 8c Ht., Must See! Will trade for Boat $3,500. (352) 257-1575
SOUTHWIND
'03, Class A, 35ft. Low mi., lots of extras, w/ car trlr. $87,900. obo (352) 522-8161
WINNEBAGO
'96 Itasca Suncruiser, 34', 1 slide. Exc. Cond.
17K Miles $25,500 (352) 465-3203 After 5
'01 CONDOR
R-VISION model 1350, 35', Chevy W.H. chassis, 7.4(454 c.l.) 20Km, non-smoker, 2 slides, hyd. levelers, bk-up cam, Onan 5500 gen. Must see! $34,900. Call 352-447-3078 for info.
DAMON
'92,32', 454 Chevy eng.
27K, 2 ACs. qn. bed. Non Smok, No pets, Lots
of extras 8c Exc. Cond!
$18,500(352) 527-8247
S Campers/ isd Travel Trailers
CLEARVUE
'07 33ft park model, 1 slide-out, barely used.MUSTSELL! $16.5kobo352-613-2477
GULFSTREAM
2001 Conquest Travel Trailer, 35' park model, LR slide-out, 2 awnings, exc. cond. $12,000/obo (352) 748-4051
HOLIDAY RAMBLER
1974, 29FT, full awning, air, elec. water heater, comfortable, $1,400 (352) 346-8668
I BUY RV'S
Travel Trailers, 5th wheels, MH. Call Glenn (352)302-0778
2 Campers/ isa Travel Trailers
KEYSTONE
Bobcat '02 29' A/C -Heat Good Condition $8000 (352) 636-6365
LAYTON NARY
24', well kept, sit down bath w/ shower, fully loaded w/hitch comp $3,900. 634-4439
MONTANA
5th Wheel '03 34' 3 Slides, Fire place, all options, Excellent Cond. $27.5kobo352-794-0062
Montana 5th Whl
'00 37', 3 slides, W/D, storage, qn bed, split bath, 2 recliners,2 tvs, new awning, $15,900 352-382-7913/212-4235
OUTPOST LITE
'06 Queensize bed, kitchen, full bath, canopy, dual axle, $12,000. (352) 302-7639
PROWLER
'98,5th Wheel, 31',, 2 slides, front liv. rm. Super clean! No smoker/pets. Located In Homosassa.
Can deliver $10,700. (423) 782-6813
t RV DONATIONS T
Tax Deductible for Appraised Value Maritime Ministries T (352) 795-9621 T
SELL OR TRADE Beautiful Motor Home 39', under 20K ml, 4 slides, deluxe Int. Value S120K. + 2 ADJ. LOTS In newer upscale Crystal River pk. Value $149K. Sell or trade ALL or PART. (352)628-3017
WILDWOOD
'05,30 ft, w/slide, extra eleen; $14,500 OBO (352) 613-5090
2Auto Parts co/Accessories
2 FIBERGLASS TOPPERS
FOR SMALL PICKUP TRUCK, $125 each. (352)637-2032
1989 FORD F 150,
4X4 blown motor, tires like new 31.50's. $500. (352)362-8823
'93 Toyota Truck Topper
$350 or best offer (352) 344-3747
BICYCLE CARRIER
for car, $65. (352)465-3066
CHEVY PICK-UP
'74, Front end complete, No rust $175; NEW Manual Tire Changer $75 (352)628-1722
DIAMOND PLATE TOOL BOX,
Fits Dodge Dakota $100 OBO. (352) 637-2493
LADDER RACK
over the cab 8ft Bed $150(352)465-7111
NORCOLD PORTABLE REFRIG/FREEZER
AC-DC 80 lbs. for RV or SUV. Never used. Pd. $943/lst $450obo
(352) 563-1615 Original 1978 Corvette Mag wheels, with tires, $450 or best offer (352)344-3747
TRUCK BEDLINER
for FordF-150, 6W bed. $75 ii (352) 860-0223
2 Vehicles Cfc Wanted
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I TOP DOLLAR 1
IFor Junk Cars | $(352)201-1052 $ JJ
CASH BUYER-No Junk
for Trucks, Vans 8t Cars
Larry's Auto Sales Hwy 19 S. Crystal River Since 1973 564-8333
FREE REMOVAL OF.
ATV's, bikes, cars, jet skis mowers, golf carts. We sell ATV parts 628-2084
WE PAY CASH FOR JUNK CARS
Top $$ paid $$ (352) 523-4357
$ $ CASH PAID $ $
Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans No Title OK, Call J.W. (352) 228-9645
* AUTOMOBILE*
DONATIONS
Tax Deductible Maritime Ministries 43 year old Non-reporting 501-C-3 Charity. (352) 795-9621 Tax Deductible *
BIG SALE CASH 8c B.H.P.H. Don't Miss This!! CONSIGNMENT USA US 19-Airport 400-2108
BUICK
1997 Skylark V-6, auto, cold A/C, runs good, $1,500. May take part trade. Inverness, (352)422-8277
BUICK
REGAL Coupe '82 2dr 22.5k mi V6 Auto, ps/pb
Vinyl Top, Like New $6Kobo(352) 228-2452
WHEELS/TIRES
Factory from Hyundi Tiberon 16" Set for $100obo (352) 382-0158
CADILLAC 2001 DEVILLE
Loaded, One of a kindl Best offer (352) 527-6553
CADILLAC
'95 Seville SLS, 85K, White/saddle. Great Cond.I Below book. $3,750 (352) 220-1634
CADILLAC
'97 Sedan Deville,
signature series, 25mpg, north star,.beautiful dependable 90k mi. $3,900. (352) 795-7876
CADILLAC
'97. Catera, 46K actual miles, leather, loaded, exc. cond. $4300 (352)341-0004
cn Cars
CHEVY '06, Impala LT, white, immaculate, 18k mi., (352)746-7823
CHEVY
IROC-Z28 '86 .70k mi. runs great, 5 spd, $3,000obo 352-220-3446
CHEVY
MAUBU, '04 Maxx LX, 1 owner, immac. 40K $9900/obo (352) 382-1617
CHRYSLER
Concord LTD '02 Blue Loaded Sun-roof 33.5k
mi. Excellent Cohd. $11,575 (352) 628-3570
CORVETTE
'93. beautiful red car $ll,000/obo (352) 503-3999
CORVETTE
'93, Coupe, 29k org. mi loaded with opt., excell cond. $17,500 obo (352) 527-1450
DODGE
'01 Stratus, 4 cyl. 27mpg, auto, AC, low mi. AM/FM/CD $3,900 (352) 586-6687
DODGE
'87, Diplomat, 318 auto. Runs good, cold AC, good cond. $750. obo (352) 564-8014
DODGE
'95, Stratus, Green, sporty, runs good w/ brand new tires, Maintenance record-few minor repairs $1,200. (352) 447-5682
Dodge
Intrepid '98 4Dr, V6, 27mpg, 90k mi. Auto, Dependable, pwr everything, cold a/c $2500 727-207-1619 Crystl Riv
CADILLAC
CTS 2004, 3.6L, Luxury pkg. 35,700 mi. Fact, warranty. $20,900 (352)341-6991
CADILLAC
Seddn Deville, '92 Good running, good appearance, 1st. $975. (352) 637-5394
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u '99, Camry LE ,J
1 65K A car you must |
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CHEVROLET
Corvette Stingray '77 T-tops, Red, 130k mi. Runs Great, $8000 (352) 464-4398
Chevrolet
Tahoe '99 4x4, New tires 8c brakes loaded, great mech. cond. $6900obo 352-249-4488/400-0090
DODGE
Neon '05 Auto. A/C, AM/FM/CD pwr all exc. cond. 49k ml. $7,500 (352) 382-3917
FORD
'01. Mustang
Convertible, 30mpg,
V6, excel cond. $9,000.(352)400-1110
FORD
'02 Thunderblrd, 47K, wht, 2 tops. Immac, cond.! $18,500 firm (352) 465-4015
FORD
'89 Mustang Convert. Newer mtr., new batt., rack 8c pinion steering. Asking $1,200 obo (352) 795-7381
FORD
'93 Taurus GL Station Wagon, Loaded! $2,900 OBO (352) 563-1181 (813) 244-3945
FORD
'95 Taurus SE 4dr. 80K Loaded, Moonroof, AC, CD, Econ V-6, Clean $2750. (352) 382-7764
FORD
'95 Thunderbird, runs good, good tires, needs
brake work. Asking $800. obo Contact Josh after 4p (352) 857-9957
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I '00, Accord SE I
I$5,990 alloy wheels
automatic tl
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cnCars
HONDA
1997, Accord, Special Edition. I36K, 1 Owner,
4 dr., Moon Roof, Exc. Cond. $4,700 Firm. (352) 794-9494
HONDA
Civic EX'98 191k mi. 5spd w/rims, sun-roof 8c many X-tras $3200 obo 352-400-1211
JAGUAR '94 XJ6 Loaded 151k mi Very Clean, Runs Great $2500 (352) 795-4770
JAGUAR
X-Type 2004,5spd. Black w/tan int. 51K mi. $16,500 (352) 489-6460
LINCOLN
'96 MK VIII, 4.6L, Looks f runs great! 148K mi. $1,900 (352) 586-8620
LINCOLN
Continental '95 120k mi. All options excellent Cond. New Tires Runs great 26mpg $1,900 352-857-6647
MAZDA
Miata Convertbl. '96 Auto, Blk on Blk, 147K Runs good $3,750 (352)461-6163
MERCEDES 450 SL 1978 81K,w/both tops
$7,500. (352) 257-1355
MERCEDES
'83, 380SL,93k mi., maroon, 2 tops, new
canvas top 8c tires $8,500. (352) 746-5229
r MERCEDES ^
'87, 560 SL, 126K, White, Both tops, REDUCED! $9,999 I 352-586-6805/ 382-1204
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! HONDA
'04, Accord LX,
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MERCURY
'93 Tracer, 1.8,5 spd,. 4dr. AC, Brand new tires. $500 (352) 726-0599
MERCURY
Sable LS '96 V6 Runs/Looks Great New Batt. Cold A/C Leather $2,500obo352-400-1247
PONTIAC '99 Grand Am, SE, 2dr, loaded, 70K, AC, CD Stereo, Spoiler, Clean, $3950, (352)382-4541 n mm am mm mm mm mi SATURN p
I '98, Station Wagon I
Iauto, leather, only 65K and tow me I $3,995. fl
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SATURN
SC2 '97 Runs Great, Cold A/C, 106k Mi. 32mi/gal. $3,000 352-746-0935
TOYOTA
'03 Camry LE, Loaded! 4 cyl, auto, CD, 94K, pwr wndw/locks/seats. $9,900 (352) 628-6537
TOYOTA
'98 Avalon XLS, 4 dr. sedan. 172K hwy. ml.; Well mntd. $4,900obo (352) 382-5055
TOYOTA CAMRY LE '96, 1/owner. Pristine Grg'd. MUST SACRIFICE $3,500 (352) 422-5685


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Classic Vehicles
CORVETTE '67
STINGRAY, 327, 300HP,
exc. shape, matching numbers car. Low mile-age. 352-302-0743
Corvette
78, Coupe, 25th Silver Anniversary model.
all options, as brand new 18k org. mi. all, docs, part, trade okay, $23,000. 352-212-4079
FORD
'56 Custom Line 4 dr. 6 cyl. Auto. A MUST SEE! $8,900 obo (352) 628-4053
FORD
Mustang '67 2Dr Red on Red 6Cyl, Auto, Many New Parts $6,995 (352) 322-0424
FORD
Super Charged '89 Thunderbird 3.8, 5 spd., showcar. S10K or trade for boat? 352-542-9393
GTO
1967, The real deal, older restoration, just out of storage $25k (352) 621-0666
MERCEDES 1984
380SL, 69K orig. ml. 2 tops w/stand, garage kept. $9,900 (352) 302-5698
PLYMOUTH
Reliant K-car '88 93k mi Runs/Looks Good. Exc Cond $2000 352-422-1267/465-1959
PORSHE
'73, 914 Targa. RARE!
Collector's Item! Good Cond. $4,850 obo (352) 302-0065
Volkswagon
Super Beetle Conv. '78
Runs/look good! $5500. (352) 212-4477
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BIG SALE / CASH & B.H.P.H.
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CHEVY
'04 Silverado 1500 LS, Ext. Cab. 5.3L, V-8, 22K, One owner, loaded! $17,400 (352)746-9139
CHEVY
'05, Silverado, 1500LT, ext. cab, 5.3L, V8, all
premium equip, 19k mi. one owner, like new
$18,900. (352) 527-2279
CHEVY
'95, Silverado 1500, Exc. Cond. HD Tow Pkg. Dual Exhaust, cusl. paint, topper, 123K MUST SEE! $5,500obo (352) 795-7994
CHEVY
Silverado 2500 '94 162k mi. new tires dual
bdtt. TRLR Pkg. $3000obo 352-628-1208
DODGE
1985. Ram, Runs good, looks good, $1900. (352)257-1469 or (352) 746-5769
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1997, Dakota, blown head gasket, trans &. body good, $600 OBO. (352) 637-2493
DODGE
3500 V-10, Quud cab '01 Gas, exc. cond. Wht w/grey stripes, low pkg, auto, anti-lock brakes, 60.600mi, + remainder on 100K war. extras. $15,495 352-465-0056/813-245-3415
DODGE
'85 3/4 ton, utility bed, 60K ml,, auto., V-8 360
engine, $1,500.
(352) 422-3015
DODGE
'92 Pick up, good cond. $1500. Call Roger at (352)795-0792
DODGE
Ram 3500 '00 Dually, Cummins Turbo Dies. 5Spd, Leather 170k mi $10,500(352) 527-9303
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FORD
'85 F-150, 4X4,Shortbed, good mud truck. Runs great. $2,000. (352) 795-1015
FORD
'92 F-150 w/cap. Tuned up 8; ready to gol Good AC, tow pkg.
$1,500 or trade for small car (330) 407-2061
FORD
F-150 '92 Excellent Work Truck $1500obo (352) 465-7111
FORD
F-150 Lariat '05 Super cab 5.4ltr 4x4, auto,,
6cd, leather, Bed Cover/Liner Tow/Cmpr Pkg 39k Mi. $21,900 (352)621-0675
FORD
F-150, 1995,6cyl, 5spd, 138K 1 owner miles, custom wheels, AC
$3000.(813)263-4436
GMC
'02, 2500,4 dr. Ext.Cab, V-8, Auto, AM/FM/CD, bedliner, hard toneau cvr., alum, wheels, dual exhaust. $13,500 obo or tk pymnts 352-560-7276
NISSAN
Titan '05 Crew upgrad' Chrome PKG Tow PKG, Dual Exhaust Exc Cond. $20,995 (352) 344-4453
SEMI TRACTOR TRLR
Freightliner '98 Dbl Bunk walk in Sleeper, 470 Detroit, good cond. $ 14k (352) 382-2302
TOYOTA
'06 Tacoma 4 Cyl, Auto, 41k, Exc. Cond, 7yr. 100k Wrty $10,350 (352)697-1200
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BUICK
Rendezvous CX '02 PS/PB ABS, Alum Alloy Whls, Sunroof, Leather,
AM/FM/CD 3rd row seat, 53k mi. $9,995obo 352- 447-2667/220-8076
CHEVY 92'S-10 Blazer 4.3 V-6, 4Dr,A/C 170K ml, Runs good. $1,200 352-628-4716
DODGE DURANGO
1999.4x4, 80K mi., loaded, dual air 8; exhaust, exc. cond. $7/00 (352) 344-0505
DODGE
DURANGO ST '04 V-6 2 WD, PW, PL, PS, CD plyr,
exc. cond, 47K mi. $11000. (352)564-2746
FORD
'98 Expedition, Eddie Bauer Power everything
leather int, 4WD, tow pkg $5,995 352-302-5644
FORD
EDDIE BAUER '06 Like new. UNDER 17K miles,
white/gold, loaded, $26,000. (352)212-2439
GMC
'93 Jimmy, V-6,4WD, 4 dr. Runs Good! $1,000 (352) 746-1524
GMC
'95, Jimmy, V6, auto power all, AC works runs good driveable but trans needs work. $1,200 obo 795-1731
HONDA
'00 Passport 4 x 4,4 dr., drk. blue met., all pwr. options + Pwr.Sunroof & DVD. Great Shape, 82K, $8,900 (352) 637-5171
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'04, CRV 57K, Don't Hesitate
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CRV-LX '99 Excellet Cond. Wht. 99k mi wner $7900 (352) 795-8692
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Trooper, '00 86k mi, runs great black with tan leather interior ,pwr all $8600 352-634-0718 __before 7pm_
JEEP
'00, Grand Cherokee, Laredo, 4x4, 4.7 V8, towing pkg., 79k mi $8,750. (352)527-6424
JEEP
2006 Liberty, Exc. Cond. Under full warranty $18K (352) 697-0844
JEEP
'99 Grand Cherokee, 4 X 2, 4 dr. LOADED! 6 cyl, auto, cold AC,
160K, new brakes. $3,950 (352)697-0680
JEEP
Cherokee '88 4x4 whole or parts $400 (352) 465-7111
LAND ROVER
Discovery '03,4WD, 38K,
Loaded! 2 Sunroofs, leather, htd. seats, $21K 352-860-0413/302-9525
MERCEDES
ML500 SPECIAL EDITION 2005, 26k mi. $28,500 (352) 489-6460
SUBARU
'06 Forrestor, Great MPG. 21K, Loadedl CD, all pwr. AWD. $17,500 352-795-2053/634-1378
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'88 Bronco XLT, auto, loaded, 5.0 V-8, 145K ml. Great shape. $2,250 (352)341-0004
JEEP
Wrangler, '93 4X4, Exc. cond. w/lots of extras, too many to list. $5,000/ obo 352-209-5927
TOYOTA
'93 Extra cab, V-6, auto., runs great, looks good, $4,800 (352) 344-3747
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1992 C20 Van, Motor Home Conversion. $2500. (352) 257-1864
CHRYSLER
1999, Town & Country, LXI, 125K, Good. $2900 (352) 465-1074
CHRYSLER
Town & Country LXI '01 75k ml silver/tan leather pwr everything, CD, frnt/side air bags, like new tires, looks/drives great $8700 352-476-6314
DODGE
Ram Van '86, Window Passenger Van. This vehicle Is not good looking, Sale as Is $800/ obo (352) 563-2362
FORD
00, Windstar, SEL,
top of the line, 58k, perfect, Every Option $6,900, (352)527-1694
FORD
'02, E-250 Cargo Van, White. Runs & Looks Great! $5,500 obo (352) 628-5700
FORD
02, E250 Van, V8, Auto,
69K, Warr. thru 75K, $7,900. (352) 697-1200
FORD
'89 Handl-capped Van. Lift, hand-control, adj. driver's seat. $2,000 firm 352-726-1723_
FORD
E-150 '01 Work van V6 Shelves, PW, PL A/C, FM/Cass. mag whls new trs, Cln, well mntn'd, runs strong $7,000 (352)341-2078
HANDICAP VAN
'90 Chevy C20, loaded, new AC/tires 82K mi. New Braun lift. $4,500 352-726-4109
MERCURY
'98, Villager, Excel, cond. inside & out, 20mpg, $2,500. obo Inverness (352)201-0911
MR CITRUS COUNTY REALTY
ALAN NUSSO
3.9% Listings
INVESTORS RESIDENTIAL SALES COMMERCIAL SALES (352) 422-6956 ANUSSO.COM
foATVs
2000 Sportsman 500
Polaris, $2,900. Perfect for the Hunter (352) 302-2300
ATV SALVAGE YARD Inventory Liquidation Sale. ATV's, ATC's, & motorcycles.
$50-$500 (352) 628-2084 Noon-5PM
FREE REMOVAL OF.
ATV's, bikes, cars, jet skis mowers, golf carts. We sell ATV parts 628-2084
HONDA
'05 TRX300, 5 spd. Rev. Elec. start. Like new, $3200. (352) 637-5143
Manco Go-Cart
Sliver Fox,169cc,6.5HP Robins Engine, Torque
Converter, Full Suspension, Roll Cage, Like New. $700 352-465-4039
SCOOTER 2003 EXTREME, 125cc,
Yamaha motor, low miles, exc, cond,, $900
obo (352) 860-1758
SUZUKI
Quadsport '04 Like New Good Condition $2800 352- 860-1736/302-3820
YAMAHA
'06, 660 Rhino, 60 hrs., 4x4 camo, winch, big tires $10,000 obo (352) 746-3646
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Citrus County Fleet Management PUBLIC NOTICE
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners will be selling surplus property and equipment
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Wolverine 350 4x4 '04 Good Condition $2500 352-860-1736/302-3820
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ATV's, bikes, cars, jet skis mowers, golf carts. We sell ATV parts 628-2084
HARLEY '01 Custom Sportster 1200, remvbl. back rest 8c windshld, added -on 4900mi. Excellent Cond. $5000obo 352-302-8136
HARLEY DAVIDSON
'01 Screaming Eagle FXDWG2 Vance &.
Hines detach, wndshld. New tires, 11,500mi.
$13,900. (352) 220-2126
HARLEY DAVIDSON
'02 1200 Custom, Extra Clean, Gd Credit/ Bad Credit. On Sale $5,995 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-0047
HARLEY DAVIDSON
'05 Road King, Over 5K in extra accessories On Sale for $14.200
Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-0047
HARLEY DAVIDSON
'08 Ultra Classic Electra Glide. 105th Annvry. 242/7000. Over $2,000 of extras $21,000 firm. (352)422-4317
HARLEY DAVIDSON
1992 Heritage Softtail New tires/battery, extremely well kept. $8500.(352) 302-9159
HARLEY DAVIDSON
over 50 In Stock Starting @ $6,999 w/free Wrnty CITRUS MOTOR SPORTS
564-BIKE cltrusmotorsDorfs.com
HONDA
'04 Sllverwlng, 600cc, exc. cond. 6,550mi. Auto trans, silver, $5100 (352) 527-2279
HONDA
'06 Shadow 1100, Extra Clean, Good/Bad
Credit. On Sale $6500 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-0047
HONDA
'07 CBR 1000, Extra Fast. On Sale $9200 Financing Available Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-0047
HONDA
'95 Nighthawk 250 Adult owned, garage kept. Exc, cond. 1 lKmi $1250. (352) 503-3494
HONDA GOLDWING
2006, 1800 miles, matching helmets with intercom, $21,000. (352) 302-3761
Jincheng
150cc 4-stroke dirt bike, great condition, runs great $800. Great Xmas gift! 352-634-0298
KAWASAKI
lOOOConcours, 1999, 11,500 ml. $4,500 (352)341-1142
KAWASAKI
2001 KX 65, Runs Great! $900 obo 352-344-0136/302-8617
KAWASAKI
'95, KLX 650 Dual Sport, Street Legal. Kick Start. Good Cond. $1,700 (352) 726-6224
Motorcycle/Car
Tire Changer Stand, like new rim sz. 22" max $25
(352) 465-4555
ROKETA
200cc 4-strke dirt bike, like new, electric start $1000. Perfect Xmas present. 352-634-0298
SCOOTER
MOTOFINO 49cc 370 Miles, Like New Garage Kept $1000 (352) 527-4520
SUZUKI
'05, KATANA 600 Red, Great XMas Gift! Like New! Garg. Kept. Only 2,600mi.. $4,600 obo (352) 634-4708
SUZUKI
'06 Katana 600, 4,000 mi, Exc. Cond. MUSTSELLI $5,200 352-257-3843/503-6347
YAMAHA
'01 Royal Star Venture Full Dresser, Stereo,
Only $9,000 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-0047
YAMAHA
'03, V Star, 1100CC, 14k mi,, windshield, saddlebags, glovebag, $5,500 obo (352) 563-0979
YAMAHA
'05 R600, Clean, Blue, 4,100 ml, W/extras! Helmet, jacket $6,200 352-212-7197/257-1513
GREAT XMAS GIFT '95 YAMAHA
Virago 250, needs TLC.
Good condition. $1100/obo 352-257-1127
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via the Internet at govdeals.com from December 11, 2007 to December 31, 2007.
Published seven (7) days consecutively In the Citrus County Chronicle Dec. 11, through Dec. 31,2007.
300-1216 SUCRN
ITB 019-08 OMB Citrus County BOCC PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID ITB No. 019-08 Emergency Generators
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Invites Interested parties to submit a Bid to supply. Install and make operational (turn key) dlesel powered generators at two County Government facilities. The services shall Involve 1) development of drawings and equipment specifications for the procurement of permits, 2) coordination with the electric company, and 3) installation and start-up of the generators. The size of the two generators Is approximately 125 KW and 750 KW. A bid security of 5% of the bid amount is required to be submitted with the Bid. Payment and Performance Bonds of 100% of the bid amount will be required for this project.
MANDATORY pre-bid meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM and will be held at 3600 W. Sovereign Path. Suite 219, Lecanto, Florida 34461.
SEALED Bids are to be submitted on or before January 23, 2008 at 2:00 PM to Ronald Bamer, Office of Management 8c Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266, Lecanto, FL 34461.
A Public Opening of the Bids Is scheduled for January 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM at 3600 West Sovereign Path. Room 226, Lecanto, Florida 34461.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations at any of these meetings because of a disability or physical Impairment should contact the Office of Management & Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days before the meetings. If you are hearing or speech Impaired,
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use the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312.
To obtain additional Information concerning this announcement, please visit the Citrus County Website at www.bocc.cltrus.fl.us Scroll to the bottom of the home page apd select the link for "Bid Information". Or, call Citrus County/Purchasing (352) 527-5457.
CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Joyce Valentino, Chairwoman
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle December 16, 2007
301-1216 SUCRN
RFQ No. 027-08 Citrus County OMB PUBLIC NOTICE RFQ No. 027-08 General Architectural Continuing Services
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Invites Interested parties to submit Statements of Qualifications In accordance with Florida State Statutes Chapter 287.055 (Consultant Competitive Negotiations Act (CCNA)) to provide for general architectural consulting services under a continuing services arrangement. The successful firms shall perform general architectural consulting related services and must have the capacity to' handle multiple projects concurrently, A maximum of three consultants shall be selected to provide general architectural services on an as needed basis throughout the three (3) year term of the agreement.
To obtain additional Information concerning this announcement, please visit the Citrus County Website at: www.bocc.cltrus.fl.us, scroll to the bottom of the home page and select the link for "Bid Information", or call Citrus County/Purchasing (352) 527-5457.
Submittals are to be made to Pam Paulk, Office of Management & Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266, Lecanto, FL 34461 by 2:00 PM on January 23, 2008 and the Public Opening Is scheduled for 2:05 PM on the same date and location.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Office of Management 8c Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days before the Public Opening. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312.
CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Joyce Valentino, Chairwoman
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle December 16, 2007.
302-1216 SUCRN RFP No. 023-08 OMB Citrus County BOCC PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP No. 023-08 Emergency Fuel Supplier
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Invites Interested parties to submit a Proposal to provide labor, equipment and fuels (gasoline and dlesel) to the County, as a "priority customer", on an as-needed basis after a storm or other emergency event when normal fuel supplies are not available. This requirement Is not Intended to be a replacement of the County's normal purchasing of fuels that It currently has in place.
SEALED Proposals are to be submitted on or before January 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM to Ronald Bamer, Office of Management & Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266, Lecanto, FL 34461.
A Public Opening of the Proposals is scheduled for January 16, 2008 at 2:15 PM at 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 226. Lecanto, Florida 34461.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical Impairment should contact the Office of Management & Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312.
To obtain additional Information concerning this announcement, please visit the Citrus County Website at www.bocc.cltrus.fl.us Scroll to the bottom of the home page and select the link for "Bid Information". Or, call Citrus County/Purchasing (352) 527-5457.
CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Joyce Valentino, Chairwoman
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle December 16,2007.
303-1216 SUCRN ITB 030-08 OMB Citrus County BOCC PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation To Bid ITB No. 030-08 Airboat and Trailer
Citrus County Board, of County Commissioners Invites interested parties to submit sealed bids for purchase of an Airboat and Trailer to be used by the Division of Aquatic Services.
To obtain additional Information concerning this announcement, please visit the Citrus County Website at: www.bocc.cltrus.fl.us, scroll to the bottom of the home page and select the link for "Bid Information", or call Citrus County Purchasing at (352) 527-5457.
Submittals are to be made to Jill Epperson, Office of Management 8c Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266, Lecanto, FL 34461 by 2:00 PM on January 15, 2008.
A Public Opening Is scheduled for 2:15 PM on January 15, 2008 at the Lecanto Government Building, located at: 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should call the Office of Management 8c Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days before the Public Opening. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312.
CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Joyce Valentino, Chairwoman
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle on December 16,2007.
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Public Hearing 12/21- Citrus County Transit PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Notice:
All Interested parties within Citrus County are hereby advised that the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, acting as Citrus County Transit, is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation for a capital grant under Section 5310 and/or 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase of 16 passenger wheelchair accessible buses and/or 8 passenger Commuter type vans to be used for the provision of public transit services within Citrus County.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled on December 21. 2007 9:00 a.m at 3600 W. Sovereign Path Room 166. Lecanto Florida 34461 for the purpose of advising all Interested parties of service being contemplated If grant funds are awarded, and to insure that contemplated services would not represent a duplication of current proposed services provided by existing transit or Para transit operators in the area.
This hearing will be conducted If, and only If, a written request for the hearing Is received by Tuesday, December 18, 2007 by 5:00 p.m. (three days prior to the scheduled hearing).
Requests for o hearing must be addressed to Citrus County Transit, attention Lon Frye at 2804 Marc Knighton Court, Suite B Room 129. Lecanto Fl. 34461. A copy of the request should be sent to the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven at 11201 N. McKlnley Drive, MS-7330, Tampa, FL 33612.
Published one (1) time In the Citrus County Chronicle on December 16, 2007.
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2007-CP-680 Estate of Helen M. Gresco Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY IN PROBATE FILE NO.: 2007-CP-680
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN M. GRESCO, a/k/a HELEN MARY GRESCO,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of HELEN M. GRESCO, a/k/a HELEN MARY GRESCO, deceased, whose date of death was October 31, 2006, and whose Social Security Number was 363-16-2512, File Number 2007-CP-680, Is pending In the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, Including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice Is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, Including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice Is December 9, 2007. .-
/s/ HARRIET ROMANCZYK Personal Representative
DEAN AND DEAN, L.L.P,
BY: /:,/ Susan E. Dean, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 746827
230 Northeast 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34470
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Published two (2) times In the Citrus County Chronicle,
December 9 and 16, 2007.
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Citrus County Human Resources PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE
Under the provisions of Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, notice is given of the Intent of the Board of County Commissioners, Citrus County, to approve additional postlons to be Included In the Senior Management Services Class (SMSC) in the Florida Retirement System. The following regularly established positions are to be designated: Community Services Director, Development Services Director, Public Safety Director. Public Works Director, Water Resources Director, Human Resources Director, Information System Director, and Management and Budget Director. The effective date of inclusion of the above positions will be December 15, 2007.
Published two (2) times In the Citrus County Chronicle on December 9 and 16,2007.
383-1216 SUCRN
Uniform Ad Valorem Collection 2008 Crystal Glen Phase IIA Citrus County Board of County Comm. PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF ITS INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM AD VALOREM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF STREET LIGHTING SERVICES TO THE 2008 CRYSTAL GLEN PHASE IIA MUNICIPAL SERVICE STREET LIGHTING UNIT.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of tanas located within the 2008 Crystal Glen Phase IIA Municipal Service Street Ughtlng Unit, more particularly described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof, that the Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County intends to use the uniform ad Valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments levied by the Board of County Commissioners as set forth In Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, and the Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. In the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450,
The purpose of the public hearing will be to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments as provided for in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proposes to adopt a non-ad valorem assessment for the provision of street lighting services within the area known as the 2008 Crystal Glen Phase IIA Municipal Service Street Lighting Unit, more particularly described In Exhibit "A".
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County Is considering the adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment for municipal services and facilities commencing In fiscal year 2008/2009 and each fiscal year thereafter until a new non-ad valorem assessment fee schedule and roll are adopted.
Interested persons may appear at the pub*; hearing to be heard regarding the use of the uniform ad-valorem method of collecting said non-ad valorem assessments. If this method of collection is used, failure to pay the assessment will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result In a loss of title.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made which record shall Include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical Impairment should contact the County Administrator's Office, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450, (352) 341-6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use the TDD Telephone (352) 341-6580.
BY: DENNIS DAMATO, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
EXHIBIT "A"
2008 CRYSTAL GLEN PHASE IIA MUNICIPAL SERVICE STREET LIGHTING UNIT
CRYSTAL GLEN PHASE IIA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17 PAGES 84 & 85. SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Published four (4) times In the Citrus County Chronicle on November 25, December 2, 9 and 16.2007.
385-1216 SUCRN
Uniform Ad Valorem Collection CP. Wastewater Special Service CC Brd of C.Comm. PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF ITS INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM AD VALOREM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF WASTEWATER SERVICES FOR THE CITRUS COUNTY/CITY OF CRYSTAL RIVER WASTEWATER SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT PHASES 112,113,114.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to al owners of lands located within the Citrus County/City of Crystal River Wastewater Special Assessment District Phases 112, 113, 114, more particularly described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof, that the Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County intends to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments levied by the Board of County Commissioners as set forth in Section 197.3632, Floriaa Statutes, and the Board will hold a public hearing on December 18, 2007, at 2:30 P.M. at the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida.
The puipose of the public hearing wil be to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments as provided for In Section 197.3632. Florida Statutes.
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proposes to adopt a non-ad valorem assessment for the provision of wastewater services within the area of Citrus County known as the Citrus County/City of Crystal River Wastewater Special Assessment District Phases 112. 113, 114, more particularly described In Exhibit "A".
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County Is considering the adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment for the provision of wastewater services commencing In fiscal year 2008/2009.
Interested persons may appear at the pubic hearing to be heard regarding the use of the uniform ad-valorem method of collecting said non-ad valorem assessments. If this method of collection Is used, failure to pay the assessment will cause a tax certificate to be Issued against the property which may result In a loss of title.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made which record shall Include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical Impairment should contact the County Administrator's Office, 110 North Apopka Avenue. Inverness, Florida 34450, (352) 341-6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use the TDD Telephone (352) 341-6580.
DENNIS DAMATO, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITRUS COUNTY/CITY OF CRYSTAL RIVER WASTEWATER SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT PHASES 112, 113, 114 EXHIBIT "A"
The Citrus County/City of Crystal River Wastewater Special Assessment District Phases 112, 113, 114 consisting of all lots and parcels which abut the streets and roads In which a sewage disposal system and sewer Improvements are constructed or reconstructed and. all lots and parcels which are served or to be served by a sewage disposal system and sewer Improvements, located In Citrus County. Florida, further described as follows:
Township 18 South, Range 17 East: All of Sections 28, 29, 32,33, and
Less and Except any Islands, State and Federally owned conservation lands, Governmental^ owned lands, and Less and Except any property within the Corporate Boundary of the City of Crystal River, Florida.
Published four (4) times In the Citrus County Chronicle on November 25, December 2.9 and 16. 2007.
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Uniform Ad Valorem Collection Citrus Sprlngs/Plne Ridge Water Line Extensions CC Brd of C.Comm. PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA OF ITS INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM AD VALOREM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF WATER SERVICES FOR THE CITRUS SPRINGS/PINE RIDGE WATER LINE EXTENSIONS 2008 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of vacant lands located within the Citrus Sprlngs/Plne Ridge Water Une Extensions 2006 Special Assessment District, more particularly described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof, that the Board,of County Commissioners of Citrus County Intends to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-dd valorem assessments levied by the Board of County Commissioners as set forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, and the Board will hold a public hearing on December 18, 2007, at 2:05 P.M. at the Board of County Commissioners' Meeting Room. Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida.
The puipose of the pubfc hearing wi be to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the Board ot County Commissioners of Citrus County to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-od valorem assessments as provided for in Section 197.3632. Florida Statutes.
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proposes to adopt a non-ad valorem assessment for the provision of water services within the area of Citrus County known as the Citrus Sprlngs/Plne Ridge Water Une Extensions 2008 Special Assessment Distrfct. more particularly described In Exhibit "A".
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County Is considering the adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment for the provision of water services commencng In fiscal year 2008/2009.
Interested persons may appear at the public hearing to be heard regarding the use of the uniform ad-valorem method of collecting said non-ad valorem assessments. If this method of collection Is used, failure to pay the assessment will cause a tax certificate to If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect" to any matter considered at this public hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made which record shall Include the testimgny and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical ftn-pairment should contact the County Administrator's Office, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450, (352) 341-6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech Impaired, use the TDD "elephone (352) 341-6580.
DENNIS DAMATO, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITRUS SPRINGS/PINE RIDGE WATER LINE I EXTENSIONS 2008 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT EXHIBIT "A"
The Citrus Springs/Pine Ridge Water Une Extensions 2008 Special Assessment District consisting of all vacant lots and parcels which abut the streets and roads In which a water system and water system Improvements are constructed or reconstructed and all vacant lots a'pd parcels which are to be served by a water system apd water system Improvements, located in Citrus County. Florida, further described as follows:
CITRUS SPRINGS (Description of Territory Served) Township 16 South, Range 18 East
Section 34: The Southeast Vi of said Section 34: and {he Southwest Vi of the Northeast 'A of said Section 34.
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Township 17 South, Range 18 East
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All of Sections 10. 11. 12, 13. 14, 15. 16. 21. 22. 23. 24.25. 26.27 and 28.
Section 1: All of said Section 1 lying and being Southwesterly of the Withlacoochee River less and except the following parcels: The East Vi ot the Southeast, 'A and the North 770' of the West 330' of the Northwest 'A of said Section 1.
Section 2: The Southwest 'A of said Section 2; and the South ft of the Southeast 'A of said Section 2: and all that portion of the West 'A of the Northwest Vi of sold Section 2 lying Westerly of the Seaboard Railrodd R.O.W.: and the South 16 of the Northeast Vi of the Northeast Vi; and all that portion of the Southeast m of the Northeast Vi of said Section 2 lying North of State Road 39. i
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Section 3: All of said Section 3 LESS and EXCEPT the West 'A of the Northwest Vi.
Section 20: The East 'A of said Section 20.
Section 29: The East Vi of said Sectlon-29; and frie Southwest 'A of the Northeast 'A; and the Northwest, 'A of the Southeast Vi ofiSOld Section 29.
Section 32: All that portion of the East 'A of said Section 32 lying and being 570 feet more or less North of a line North of and parallel to the South boundary AND tne Northeast 'A of the Northwest Vi of said Section 32. f
Section 33: All those portions of Citrus Springs Units 22 and 25 as recorded In Plat Book 7. Pages 93 through 109. and Plat Book 8. Pages 19 through 24. respectively and inclusively of the Public Records of Citrus Courjty. Florida.
Section 34: All those portions of Citrus Springs Units 22, 23, and 25 as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages "93 through 109, and Plat Book 7, Pages 115 through 133 and Plat Book 8, Pages 19 through 24, respectively and inclusively.
Section 35: All those portions of Citrus Springs Units 23 and 25 as recorded In Plat Book 7. Pages 115 through 133 and Plat Book 8, Pages 19 through 24, respectively and inclusively. ,
Section 36: The North % of said Section 36.
Township 18 South, Range 18 East
Section 1: All those portions of Citrus Springs Units :23 and 25 as recorded In Plat Book 7, Pages 115 through 133 and Plat Book 8, Pages 19 through 24 respectively and conclusively.
Section 2: All those portions of Citrus Springs Units 23 and 25 as recorded In Plat Book 7, Pages 115 through 133 and Plat Book 8, Pages 19 through 24 respectively and conclusively.
Township 17 South, Range 19 East
All of Sections 18 and 19.
Section 6: All that area southwest of the Withlacoochee River lying In the Southwest H of the Southwest 'A of said Section 6.
Section 7: The Southeast Vi of the Southeast 'A of said Section 7: and the West Vi of the Southeast Vi of said Section 7; and the Southwest 'A of said Section 7; and the West 'A of the Northwest 'A of said Section 7.
Section 17: The Southwest 'A of said Section 17; and the East 'A of the Northwest 'A of said Section 17.
Section 20: The West 'A of said Section 20: and the South 'A of the Northeast Vi; and the Southeast 'A less and except the Southwest Vi of the Southeast Vi of said Section 20.
Section 30: All Section 30 less and except the Southeast Vi of the Southeast Vi.
PINE RIDGE (Description of Territory Served) Township 17 South, Range 18 East
Section 32: The Southwest Vi of the Southwest Vi and the South 660 feet more or less of the Southeast Vijof said Section 32.
Section 33: All that part of Pine Ridge Unit 3 as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 25 through 36 Inclusive as recorded In the Public Records of Citrus County, Florida.
Section 34: All that part of Pine Ridge Unit 3 as Recorded In Plat Book 8, Pages 51 through 67 Inclusive.
Section 35: All that part of Pine Ridge Unit 3 as recorded In Plat Book 8, Pages 25 through 36 Inclusive.
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Township 18 South, Range 17 East
Section 1: The Northeast Vi of said Section 1.
Section 12: The East 'A of the said Section 12.
Section 13: The East 'A and the East 'A of the Northwpst 'A of said Section 13.
Township 18 South, Range 18 East
All of Sections 3,4,5, 7,8.9,17,18, and 19.
Section 1: That area lying west of the Right-of-way'of State Road 491 as It now exists and that part of Pine Ridge Unit 3 as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages '25 through 36 Inclusive.
Section 2: That portion of Pine Ridge Unit 3 as recorded In Plat Book 8. Pages 25 through 36 Inclusive.
Section 6: All of said Section 6 less and except the North Vi of the Northeast Vi.
Section 10: All of said Section 10 less and except the South 660 feet more or less of the Southeast 'A.
Section 11: The West 4000 feet more or less of the North 4000 feet more or less lying and being Northwest of State Road 491 right of way as It now exists.
Section 15: The Northwest Vi and the South 1050 feet more or less of the North 2000 feet more or less of said Section 15 lying and being Northwest of State Road 491 right of way as It now exists. _________- -'.
Section 20: All of said Section 20 less and except the Southeast Vi of the Northeast Vi.
Published four (4) times In the Citrus County Chronicle on November 25, December 2,9 and 16,2007.


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ground floor opportunity with this firm
contact gene wade 352-341-1233 for a confidential interview
you will love this exquisite home that sits in the peaceful neighborhood of pine ridge. the features include 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, office/den, beautiful fireplace, screened-in pool, an rv hookup, it's just a must see! priced to sell!! #321701.
call jacque meadows (352) 220-8052
j 2001 royal coachman pool home in sugarmill I woods. 3/2 w/office, 3 car garage, oversized lanai. j greenbelt. call to see today. #322059
1 call peggy price (352) 302-5633 or
charlene angel0 (352) 464-4179
vrww.ckniscountyfioniesandlsid.com
lovely crystal manor home with huge florida room 23 x 22 also includes a wet bar overlooking the back lawn and a bright open kitchen/living/dining area.
the master bedroom has tray ceilings as well as a separate shower and garden tub in the master bath. this corner 1.15 acre home has lots of space and room for a pool. #319394.
| call mary gulling (352) 422-2994
gulling@exltrealtyleaden.com
4 bed, 2 bath, heated pool home located on 7 rivers 1 golf course. spectacular views. new gourmet kitchen, | fireplace, new paint & floors. beautiful home and 3 location. #315899
i call peggy price (352) 302-5633 or
charlene angel0 (352) 464-4i79
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Citrus County (FL) Chronicle
1100 w. main st., inverness 637-6200
504 ne hwy. 19, crystal river 795-2441
2421 n. lecanto hwy., beverly hills 527-7842
5460 5. suncoast blvd., homosassa 628-7800
realty one 352-527-7842
ft
The Real Estate Leaders
KELLY GODDARD
direct: 476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON
direct: 287-3997
AWARD-WINNING AGENTS!
Toll Free: 1-877-866-9784
email kcllyg@remax.net
$319,000 terra vista
mls #314696
imagine yourself
living in citrus hills! in a new home!
3/2/2 upgraded malibu includes all appliances
larger lot rm for a pool terrific price!
$254,900
mls #317919
country garden 1 acre!
ch membership large tiled lanai
lr plus fr w/wet bar new roof shingles
spacious & well planned split br plan master 2 closets
Search ALL the listings with a
CITRUS COUNTY CLICK!!
www.KellyGoddard-EllieSutton.net
$129,900 8645n.creekway mls #317227
move right in
lovingly cared fori citrus springs
extra nice lot/have survey 2/2 w/fiorida room
split plan/nice design 2 car garage/shed
$110,900 309 s. jefferson
mls #321876
need winter retreat??
over 1500 sq. ft. plus 2 car garage high eff. h/a 2/2/2 w/florida rm & fam. rm
priced to sell! beverly hills
E-MAIL: elliesutton remax.net or kellvg@remax.net
peter & marvia korof
Realtors
(352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875
www.TheKorolTeam.com
$269,900 mls #321299
5350 n. buckshot ct. pine ridge estates
3/2/2 pool home self-cleaning/heated pool quiet cul-de-sac beautiful landscaping
rv/boat pad, fenced yard great room, well maintained
$274,500
MLS #312533
fairview estates 4130 n. indianhead rd.
3/2/2 nearly 2100 sf living
heated pool & spa enclosed garden rm
citrus hills membership home warranty
$139,900
MLS #315442
3459 n. sunrose path, beverly hills
beautiful corner lot 2bd/2ba/2car
windowed fam. rm remodeled 2006
designer fans/fixtures many upgrades
$ 232,900 mls #310479
crystal oaks -
3br/2ba/2car garage
great rm/dining rm
heated pool
489 n. turkey pine lp
2 corner lots
eat-in kitchen
tile roof
$348,000 mls #319062
4241 n. hatchet cir., pine ridge
2003 built 3/2/3 car 2174 sf living area
den w/wood cabinets heated pool/fountain all wood or ceramic floors many extra features
Email petemarvia@aol.com
$195,000 mls #316290
lovely 4/2/2
Custom Built 2004 W/Upgrades
Make An Offer!!!
make an offer!
Waterfront
Roof & A/C In '02
$129,900 mls #318237
will consider trade
Remodeled 3/2 Open Fir Plan
View Of Lake!
1 acre lot!
A "Unique" 3BR-2Bath! Boat Ramp Access!
SUSAN KNOWLES
realtor" multi-million $$$ producer
Cell: 228-9015 Office: 637-6200
spring-fed lakelll
Make An Offer!
Well & Septic In Place
$139,900 mls #321874|
> new to market
2/2/1 l/G Pool Fenced Yard
$250,000 mls #320732
bring an offerl!
5 Fenced Acres W/Pond 3/2 DwW/40 X 32 Garage
$233,900
mls #321170
> 55+ gated community!
Enlarged Sanibel Model!'
3/2/ W/ 3 car Garage!
Email susanknowles@remax.net
brian murray
Realtor
office: 527-7842
Cell: 212-5913
$89,900
mls #318544
citrus springs
2 bd/2 ba fenced yard
well maintained home newer a/c 8> roof
many updates, neutral colors motivated!!
pine ridge estates
4bd, 3.5ba, 3266 sq. ft. l/a private 5 1/2 acre tract
backs to horse trail -2 a/c units. 2 water heaters
wood decks, fireplace needs an offer!!!
$69,900
mls #321193
homosassa
4 bedroom, 3 bath paved road
1/2 acre lot new carpet & flooring
new roof 2005_ large screen porch
$279,900 mls #320329
private country setting
3 bed / 3 bath / 2 car gar. 2 1/4 acres
heated pool, fireplace 2 master suites
many recent updates_ meticulous landscaping
$132,500 mls #314171
lecanto 2.5 acres
1999 built 3/2 doublewide fully fenced
large storage shed wooded private setting
garden tub/many upgrades great location_
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Citrus Coumr (FL) Chronicle
Sunday, December 16, 20Q7 5E
1100 W. Main St., Immx 637-6200
504 NE Hwy. 19, Crystal River 795-2441
2421 N. lm\o Hwy., tmtlyHNs 527-7842
8375 S. Suncoasf Blvd., Homosassa 628-7800
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REALTY ONE Ti*-' Real Bute Le afe
Office: 352-637-6200
Jenny Morelli
Realtor
476-6225 ceil
jennymorelli@aol.com
INVERNESS CITY LIMITS ZONED: LMD/R3 $425,000
THIS
EXCEPTIONAL & RECENTLY UPDATED
building is currently being used as a church. Property is within the Inverness City Limits and is
zoned LMD/R3. Uses include: child & adult day care centers, group home facilities, adult assisted living facilities, public & private schools, museums, art galleries, community or club buildings. Located on almost 2 acres on a very quiet street. Lots of room to expand. Call for a private tour.
INVERNESS HIGHLANDS HOME $134,900
MOVE-IN CONDITION.
This adorable 3/2 has been freshly painted and features a new roof, air conditioning system and
carpets. Wood cabinets in kitchen & updated appliances. The large screened back porch overlooks fenced yard. Outdoor shed in back yard is great for storing lawn mower & garden tools. A great starter or retirement home that's in "move in" condition. Close to shopping, schools & medical facilities.
FOREST LAKE NORTH $358,000
_ INCREDIBLE 3/2/2 Pffiu^^.- ] POOL HOME with
den, situated on a beautifully
landscaped one acre lot. Over 2400 sq. ft of living space and loaded with upgrades! Owners have kept this home
immaculate. Features include: upgraded kitchen cabinets, celling fans & faucet fixtures, along with upgraded carpet & tile flooring. Lots of closet space throughout home. Large screened lanai overlooks oversized pool with whirlpool tub. Oversize garage with lots of storage. You must see this home to appreciate! Looks brand new and ready for its new owners.
CITRUS HILLS HOME $152,000
READY FOR NEW OWNERS!
Adorable 2/2/2 Citrus Hills home situated on one acre filled with beautiful shade trees! Owners have done lots of updating including new tile floors, carpeting, ceiling fans, counter tops & cabinets. Split bedroom plan. Three sets of French doors bring the beauty of the outdoors...inside!! Screened back porch allows for peaceful evenings overlooking the wooded back yard. Move-in condition and ready for new owners. Nice quiet neighborhood!
INVERNESS HIGHLANDS HOME $152,000
ADORABLE
2/2/2 INVERNESS HIGHLANDS HOME
New roof, new | paint, fireplace in family room, tiled baths.
Owners have done lots of upgrading. Cathedral ceiling in living room. Large kitchen with lots of cabinet space. Lot size is 120 x 120, 1689 sq. ft. of living space, living room & family room
Office: 637-6200
Toll Free: 1-888-607-0079
$174,900
MLS #312913
BACKDROP FOR HAPPINESS
Cheerfully welcoming 3BR/2BA residence close to town. Stucco/stone home featuring cathedral ceilings and large rooms. Airy interior, spacious open-plan, family room with fireplace. Wood flooring.
A CORDIAL & TEMPTING WATERFRONT HOME!
Budget-saving, 3BR/2+BA residence. This attractive home highlights a screened ianai, split bedroom plan, Family room, ceramic tile baths, kitchen appliances included, and much more.
$144,900
MLS #319948
FISH THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER
3BR/2BA doublewide mobile home in excellent condition. Open & airy design, newer carpeting, walk-in closet. Fine master suite, eat-in kitchen, pantry. Kitchen appliances included, central heat/air.
$153,500
MLS #317267
MAGICALLY MEMORABLE
Pristine 3BR/2+BA brick home in move in condition. Remarkable residence offering large trees, plus spacious fenced yard, private master suite and French doors. Airy & open plan. Move in immediately.
A PREMIER DESIGN LOCATED IN BRENTWOOD
Just feel the charm of this distinctive, 3BR/2BA residence on a quiet street. An enviable residence with airy interior, and ceramic tile baths. Airy open floor plan. Custom. Centrally located in Citrus County.
Email -jennymorelli@aol.com
Email badbarajmills@earthlinlc.net
ic McDonald
Office: (352) 637-6200
1100 W. Main St. Inverness, FL 34450
"Serving
Citrus County
29 Years"
Realtor Multi-Million Dollar Producer
ATTENTION WATERFRONT BUYERS!
The water is low but so is the price. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with large one car garage, screened porch, boat dock, central H/A, newer roof. DON'T MISS THIS ONE AT $124,900 MLS #321436 _
CITRUS HILLS
2BR, 2BA, garage with workshop, on 1 beautifully landscaped acre with large oak trees & sprinkler system. Split plan, great room, brick fireplace, enclosed back porch. hurry!! NOW $149,900 #317785
PRE-FORECLOSURE
POOL HOME priced for quick sale! 3BR/2BA, great room, fireplace, caged pool/lanai. .Call Vic for details. $130,000 #318510_
POOL HOME! ONE ACRE!
Absolutely Gorgeous 3BD, 2BA, living room, family room, dining | room plus dine-in kitchen, split plan, 35x50 caged pool area, covered lanai, fenced back yard, nice outbuilding, sprinkler system. I MUST SEE! $239,900 #321656
ANGLER'S LANDING VILLA
Maintenance free living, 2BR, 2BA, convenient to town and bike trail. Inside laundry hook up, smooth top range & refrigerator included, community pool. Clean and ready for immediate occupancy. $92,900 #317727
INVERNESS HIGHLANDS WEST
2BR, 2BA, garage, interior freshly painted, central H/A, Florida room, screen porch, Nicely landscaped lot, 2 I outbuildings, immediate occupancy! 2 adjacent lots available. NOW $109,900 #313045_
E-mail: vicmcdonald@remcix.net
NANCY BOWDISH
multi-million dollar producer
(352) 628-7800
s>. Direct: G352) 422-0296
Visual Tours at www.buvcitruscountv.com
$112,000
MLS #319332
BEAUTIFUL DECK AND 1+ ACRE LOT
j Great 3 bedroom 1997 mobile w/huge deck, fenced front yard, 2 large sheds and lawn equipment._
BEAUTIFUL LAMINATE FLOORS!
I 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room, vinyl enclosed Florida room, 2 sheds, fenced yard and carport.
REDUCED TO $105,000
MLS #320983
A REAL TREAT ON A QUIET STREET
Romantic beamed cathedral ceilings, laminate floors, 2 bedroom w/loft plus den.
$69,000
MLS #320315
FANTASTIC ROOM ADDITION
Makes this as large as many doublewides. 2 bedrooms, LR, huge FR, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
VACANT LAND
SUGARMILL WOODS:
Golf Couse Lot Pine St.
Lg lot on Iberis...............
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$130,000 $39,500
$30,000
$25 & $50 ......$8,500
Country Club .
. $39,900
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Dear sara: What is a good place to find a used iPod Nano? I am looking for a 4-gigabyte one for my teen for Christmas. I just can't see paying $140 for one gift. Oct2667us, Maine
dear oct2667us: If you visit www.apple.com, you can often find refurbished iPods. The model you're looking for is $99 on the Web site.
dear sara: I was
watching a TV show, and they mixed a capful of bleach with dish liquid in the sink to soak the dish rag overnight. Is this safe? Pennsylvania
dear jayne: I would not mix bleach with dish liquid or with any other cleanser. The combination could create toxic fumes.
dear sara: I left some hard-boiled eggs out last night. I forgot about them and just noticed them
Sara Noel
Jayne,
again this afternoon. Are they bad now? Tammy, Virginia
dear tammy: I would toss them. Eggs should be refrigerated soon after cooking them. Once boiled and refrigerated properly, they should be consumed within a week I would not risk eating eggs that have been left out longer than two hours. I'm not a fan of fever, abdominal pain or diarrhea.
dear sara: I bought yeast in bulk, and I am not sure what is equivalent to the sal small packets I buy. iphj Most recipes call for
_ the small packets, and
I am not sure how many teaspoons are in a small packet. Amy, Indiana
dear amy: A packet is typically 2 1/4 teaspoons.
dear sara: I'm going to try to make some gifts in a jar this year.
Please see frugalvpage 10E
Inside.
Cover story
page 14e
Jane Weber
page 22e
The Arborist
page 12e
Extension Service
page he
Real Estate Digest
page 20e
For current property transactions, use the search features on the Citrus County Property Appraiser's Web site, www.pa.citrus.fl.us.
Trip to attic brings treasured memories
Dear john: I got my sticky little hands on several items my beloved grandmother had about the time of my marriage in 1953. The item in question is the small box shown in the enclosed photographs. My guess is that it was produced after the Red Russians did bloody away with the White Russians.
Maybe they set their flock to produce items to hawk in the United States and someone in my maternal grandparent's family bought it. Her attic was a world of marvels. Walls of long slender doored shelves to hold delicate gowns of the late 1800s to early 1900s, hats loaded with now illegal egret feathers, ostrich feather fans as tall as I, knick-knacks of every sort, a playable zither, and furniture pieces from all eras.
A true wonderland to a child and a department store to an
adult fybstebn&&g&L&
John Sikorski
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apartment with hubby. Hence my ownership of the box. I would really appreciate anything that you know of about this souvenir of a really ugly time in Russian history. I will try to call this next Saturday and will faithfully read you in the Chronicle if I cannot get through. You really brighten my Saturday mornings. P.R., Homosassa Springs
dear P.R.: Thank you for the kind words. Your grandmother's attic must have been a joy to visit, lots of Remember When moments for sure. You are correct about the Folk Art-like box. Carved boxes were a cottage industry and then hawked, as you say, to tourists and exported to the United States and other countries. Potential dollar value is $75 to $150.
dear john: The body of the gator opens up. It is of heavy cast iron. On top of the body or back-ofit says "Monon Route"
and on the head it says "Chicago." On the front right leg it has "Indianapolis", on the right back leg it says, "Atlanta", on the left back leg it says "Louisville." On top of the tail it says Florida. What is it? What year was it made? What is its value? I purchased the gator at a garage sale in Illinois. I wanted it just because it was a gator. Only after I purchased and cleaned it did I see the names imprinted.
This year I attended an auction in Indiana. I thought I would get another just like the one I had. Well, it went for $52. I now wish I had found the bidder and questioned them as to what it is and why so high an amount. Any clue will be appreciated. It sort of looks like a cigarette could lie in the inside, perhaps used as an ashtray. B.L., Hernando
dear b.l.: I wish your photographs were clear. You have a souvenir item likely intended to be used for matches, a match holder. The Monon Route was a railroad line whose four main routes converged in Monon, Indiana. The word Florida on
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This carved box from Russia has a potential value of $75 to $150.
the tail could place it in the Florida souvenir collecting category as well as railroad memorabilia. Larry Roberts is a recognized Florida souvenir col1 lecting specialist and has authored the book "The
Golden Age of Florida Souvenirs" published by University Press at University of Florida. I suggest you contact him at Roberts Antiques in
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 7E
Long/Short Term Rentals & Property Management Services Available
Charlene Pilgrim
REALTOR
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I REALTOR
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REALTOR
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REALTOR
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REALTOR
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REALTOR
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HISTORIC TOWN OF HOMOSASSA- Traditional 2 story waterfront home with easy river access. Built in 1998. this home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, large gourmet eat-in kitchen, open great room & formal dining room large 36x26 bonus room; 2 master suites (1 handicap modified), and 5th bedroom could be den/office. Back yard gazebo. Also includes historic 1940 home with 3 bedrms, 2 bath and 1600 sq. ft. living area. Both homes zoned CLC Commercial & allows for potential Bed & Breakfast Inn, private school, etc. #316429 $1,500,000
LOCATION, LOCATION! Spectacular river front, gated home on Blue Water Springs. Almost 500 feet of waterfront. 3 Bedroom, 3.5 bath, split level. Glass -enclosed, spa room, dock. Interior features include fireplace, wood and terrazzo floors, skylights, and much more. A must see! #314422 $925,000
TOP LISTER & PRODUCER November 2007
Evelyn Surren
PRIME COMMERCIAL LOCATION on east side of Hwy 19 in downtown Crystal River. Zoned C1A, Professional Service building. Large 200x400 lot with 4461 square foot building. Great for Medical Office. #320002 $849,999_
LARGE WATERFRONT HOME with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 1 1/2 lots. Bring your big boat, no bridges! This large home with sea wall is near Indian Lake and the pristine Crystal River. Features large master suite, over 1,000 square feet with fireplace. A must see! #315365 $648,000
JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER. Beautiful, unique custom ranch style home on 40 acres (+/-) of natural, wooded property with fresh water canals leading to lake. Features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Great Room w/ fireplace, game room, library & much more including 2 laundry rooms. Over 3800 sq. ft. living area. New custom pool 45'x16' with 6'x6' spa w/water spillover. Includes 2 extra lots on Turner Camp Road. One-of-a-kind MUST SEE! #316091 $499,900_
WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS BEST! Enjoy maintenance free lifestyle. Pretty water view, tile floors, dock, laundry/ storage room. Furnished. This waterfront community offers tennis, heated swimming pool surrounded by state nature preserve waters and land. #318765 $229,000_
THIS HOME IS A SHOW STOPPER! Located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Homosassa, this home has it all!! Some of the features include: Tongue & Groove Pine ceilings, ceramic tile floors, maple cabinets in kitchen & baths, hand-painted mural, R-30 insulation in exterior walls, generator hook-up, fenced yard and much more. Why wait to build? You can have better than new construction with this home.. #315008 $199,900_
YOUR OWN ISLAND RETREAT! Boat access only. Rustic 1 bedroom, 1 bath weekend fishing get-away located on the Little Homosassa River. #316460 $165,000
QUIET COUNTRY SETTING adds to this 3/2 ranch north of Crystal River. Open floor plan featuring kitchen with lots of storage, breakfast bar and new appliances. Tranquil, screened lanai allows you to just sit and watch Florida nature. #315083 $149,900___
DOUBLEWIDE waterfront mobile. Fresh water, seawall, (sailboat water). Home is on two lots. #321662 $449,000
PERFECT WATERFRONT RETREAT or Vacation Condo upstairs unit, overlooking Hunter Springs. Fully furnished. Enjoy waterfront living at it's best. Maintenance free living. #321867 $199,000_
IMAGINE! 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2 lots, all fenced with 1 car garage. Features split bedroom, large eat-in kitchen, family room, living room, large patio, even a play house for the kids! #313051 $139,900
ROOMY & BRIGHT, this home features over 2100 square feet of living space. The home is placed on two lots with lots of space on each side of house. The home has a modem kitchen with upgrades galore. The home welcomes you with double doors with leaded glass that opens into a large living room. Features his and her closets in master suite and large master bath. How could you help but like this! #314865 $293,500_
HOME NESTLED IN A COUNTRY SETTING but close to all amenities including boat launch on Indian Lake leading to Crystal River and the gulf. #315443 $184,500
WINTERTIME PLAY HOUSE for comfort and enjoyment. This is a surprisingly large pampered 2 bedroom home. All rooms are super sized. Screened porch. New flooring has been installed. Large back yard with privacy fence for entertaining. All this with a home warranty makes this home a winner. Asking $99,000. #309258_
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BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS
BEVERLY HILLS
$104,000
510 S. BARBOUR
2/2/1, fam. rm.. shed. 305433
$82,800
32 N. ADAMS
2/1/1. 309002
89 REGINA
2/2/1. living 8. family rooms 321075
$139,900
169 W. SUGARMAPLE
2/2.5/2, expanded Imperial. 316263
54 S. ADAMS
2/1/1. 319211
18 S. DESOTO
2/2/1,2 Lots. 321462
CITRUS SPRINGS
CITRUS SPRINGS
CITRUS SPRINGS
CITRUS SPRINGS
$279,900
9686 N. LANGDON
2782 sq. ft. living. 318376
$115,000
2849 W. LEEWARD
2/2/1. 319754
10966 N. TRIGGER TERR.
2/2/1. 320831
CITRUS HILLS INVERNESS WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER TERRA VISTA CRYSTAL OAKS golfcourse CITRUS SPRINGS
$174,000
1650 W. SPRING MEADOW LOOP
315863
3527 E. LAZY
4/4, extra lot. 318828
100 N. CRYSTAL MEADOW PATH
4/3/2, pool. 317988
10232 N. LANGDON RD.
3 sided fireplace. 318058
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$139,900
1563 W. RILEY
3/2/2. 321582
1177 W. NEWBURY
317851
2276 W. LINDEN 2513 W. WILMINGTON CITRUS SPRINGS
320071. 320070
$149,900
2230 W. KENMORE
321407
3339 W. ELDRIDGE DR. 3355 W. ELDRIDGE DR. CITRUS SPRINGS
317199, 317202
2268 W. LINDEN 71 W. CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD. 7914 N. OMEGA CITRUS SPRINGS
320085, 320092, 320089
$390,000
4216 N. CAMEO LANE CITRUS SPRINGS
4/3/3 309198
8211 N. CREEK, 8739 N. ZURICH CITRUS SPRINGS
320094, 320098
3164 W. FAIRBANKS CITRUS SPRINGS
316817
3261 W. BABCOCK
321417
$179,900
1933 W. LANDMARK DR.
321546
7118 N. WINDMILL TER. CITRUS SPRINGS
309447
$219,900
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"Real Simple Cleaning: Your Room-by-Room Guide to a Beautiful House" (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, $21.95) aims to teach the basics of dust-busting, de-gunking and other housekeeping essentials. And like its sensible, handsome magazine namesake, this photo-packed book delivers.
The book is divided into four sections Room by Room, Common Surfaces, Stains and a Reference Guide to help readers find win-
dow washers, chimney sweeps, upholstery cleaners and other local services. It starts by detailing a 20-piece cleaning kit that includes the obvious (vacuum cleaner, white vinegar, scrub brush) but also calls for a chemical-free dry-cleaning sponge to get dust, soot and pet hair off lampshades and upholstery.
Chores range from a 10-minute kitchen blitz to a semiannual sweep of ceiling corners. There are tips on cleaning a TV remote control (use rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab) and grooming a popcorn ceiling.
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Micanopy for an opinion of your alligator's value and whether or not it is an original. His phone number is (352) 466-0178. Let us know what you discover.
Dear John: This chair was given to me by a dear 75-year-old friend. The only information that I obtained was that it was given to her by her grandmother and that she believed it was called a nursing chair for feeding newborns.
The chair is entirely metal including frame, seat and rocking legs, except for a thin strip of molding which surrounds the metal tin seat that holds it together with metal screws.
The chair measures 29 inches high, 15 1/2 inches wide, and 14 inches from base to seat. It
evidently was painted to stop it from rusting out, as every time you rock some bits of metal appear. Any information and value of this unique rocking chair will be most appreciated. AK, Internet
Dear AK: Metal beds for institutional use were being made in Chicago during the 1860s. In 1883, due to public awareness of experiments in bacteriology by Pasteur and others, fear of disease and infection through microbes fostered increased production of metal furniture. By the 1890s chairs, stools, easels, and tables were being made of twisted strands of iron and advertised as "elegant, indestructible, cheap." Metal chairs and tables were used primarily in restaurants, factories, and hospitals, where sanitation was of prime concern.
It was not until the early 20th century that stylish steel furni-
ture was being made for home indoor furnishings. In 1927, the Howell Company in an advertisement stated "By translating the beauty of handcarved wooden European models into metal we are able to produce these handsome pieces at a fraction of what the original wood models cost"
I suspect your metal rocking chair was made circa 1920 to '30. Potential dollar value is below $100.
John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for more than 20 years. He hosts a call-in radio show, Sikorski's Attic, on WJUF(90.1 FM) Saturdays from 11 a.m. to
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I have some recipes for different cookie mixes to put in the jar. How do I know what size jar to use? I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find out. I don't want to end up putting the ingredients in a jar that is too huge or way too small. Acrossmyheart, via e-mail
DEAR ACROSSMYHEART:
The majority of jar mix recipes are placed in wide-mouth quart-size jars. Mason jars are available in wide-mouth 1/2-gallon size, so you can double your gift in a jar or layer mix recipes, too.
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DEAR JANIED: There are so many supplies you can add. Consider items such as pom poms, craft sticks, glue, paints, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, felt, yarn, feathers, tissue paper, clay, stickers, glitter, beads, buttons and tape. If you're looking to reuse common household items, you could include old greeting cards, magazines, wrapping paper, baby food jars, milk jugs, brown grocery bags and paper tubes.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 3.3.E
Mistletoe: A pesky holiday tradition
Poinsettias, fir trees and mistletoe have been used as Yuletide decorations for centuries. Bright red poinsettias, wonderful scents of the perfect Christmas fir tree, and the white berries of mistletoe set the stage for holiday festivities this time of year.
0! Mistletoe! Mistletoe, a soft woody plant, with dark green, oval foliage and white berries, symbolizes peace and love. The Norse belief may have been the origin of this symbolism as it was said that men who met in battle under mistletoe would stop their fighting, kiss and make up. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe may have also originated from the Druids who considered the mistletoe sacred. They believed that it held magical virtue and was a remedy for evil. Twigs with berries were hung above doors to indicate that past grievances and hatreds were forgiven and it was used in amulets, bracelets and rings to ward off evil and protect against witchcraft and poisoning.
These customs and beliefs have carried over to its use at Christmas time to encourage passion by way of kissing. Hanging up the white berries was a subtle challenge to kiss the suspecting or unsuspecting individual who stood beneath it.
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While mistletoe brings about thoughts of holiday pleasure, it is not your typical plant. Mistletoe has sometimes been nicknamed the vampire plant because it is a parasite that lives in the tops of trees. It sends out roots which penetrate the bark and enter the water and nutrient conducting tissue of a tree. After a young plant is established, it grows very quickly and lives about ten years, after which it usually dies from mechanical breakage or excessive shade. Eventually, the tree is weakened and will decline in health as it is robbed of its nutrition by the clinging mistletoe.
Mistletoe is very difficult to
Eventually, the tree is weakened and will decline in health as it is robbed of its nutrition by the clinging mistletoe.
control because a portion of it grows into the tree's tissue. Breaking away the mistletoe is ineffective as it will redevelop at the point of removal and produce another clump. The most successful method of control is to remove a chip of wood at the point of attachment from the host limb. If mistletoe is on a small limb, the entire limb should be pruned about one foot below the point where the mistletoe attaches.
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Today, mistletoe remains a desirable decoration of the holiday season. Most people think of its attractive white berries and evergreen foliage in this decorating context and are surprised to hear that it is harmful to trees. The plant also has poisonous properties and should
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Christmas trees can take seven to 10 years to mature
Most Americans associate Christmas trees with the birth of Christ, but history shows that evergreen trees were used to celebrate winter before His birth. It wasn't until the 1500s in Latvia that the first recorded Christmas tree was decorated.
Tree farming is still very popular these days because of this special holiday quickly approaching us. This year, more than 70 million new Christmas trees will be planted. About 2,000 trees will be planted on an acre, and of these only about 1,000 to 1,500 will survive; they must endure the rain, snow, hail, even drought On average, it takes seven to 10 years for a Christmas tree to mature. Most of them must be
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Christmas trees are great for the habitat and our environment. They eliminate dust in the air and also pollen. Also, an acre of Christmas trees can provide the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. If you chose to recycle your Christmas tree, it can be used for sand or even erosion barriers. Burning a Christmas tree in the fireplace will cause a build-up of creosote, a wood preservative, in your home which may stain and odor places in your home.
Other trees have been used for Christmas, such as cherry and hawthorns. The most common trees today are Douglas fir, Noble fir, Balsam fir, Eraser
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Go for the gold, copper, bronze
Warm metallics shine in the home
Lisa Tolin Associated Press writer
Stainless steel has had its time to shine. As cold winter months close in, warm metals like gold, copper and bronze are elbowing their cooler cousins out of the spotlight
From runways j j, and makeup kits
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Citrus Couniy (FL) Chronicle
Sunday,
December 16, 2007 5E
Holiday decorating achieved in a flash
Ihave a confession to make. As much as I love fabulous holiday decorations, I sometimes have a hard time getting psyched to transform my home for Christmas.
I stare at the skyscraper of storage boxes marked "Christmas decorations" and I sigh. But once I drag out the first box and start pulling out the baubles and bulbs, my heart beats wildly and I can't wait to deck the halls.
A surefire way to break through holiday decorating inertia is to ease yourself in, one small decorating project at a time, instead of trying to turn your entire home into a showplace in one day.
Here are a few high-impact spots you can spruce up in a jiffy.
Mary Garrity HOME STYLE
Front door
Be sure to dress up your front door first Not only will making it sing get you excited for the season, it will fake out your neighbors, who will naturally assume the inside of your home is as wonderful as the outside.
For a unique front-door treatment, hang a cheery red or green lantern from your doorknocker. Tie it up with a festive bow, insert a battery-operated candle and fill in with some winter greenery, and you have a killer display in a matter of minutes.
light fixtures
Decorating the chandelier in your dining room, kitchen or entry is a great way to achieve maximum drama with minimum effort Plus, it's super easy to make your light fixture look like a mil-
lion bucks without spending a fortune. Just invest in some natural-looking faux greenery, craft wire and ornaments and you're ready to go.
Start at the top of the chandelier, where the chain meets the ceiling, and secure one end of the greenery garland, leaving about 6 inches to dangle down or fan against the ceiling. Then loosely loop and weave the greenery down the chandelier chain and around the arms of the light fixture, skipping some so the look is uneven and random. The key to an awesome treatment is to make the greenery look as natural as possible, as if it actually grew up the chain.
Then hang tree ornaments at different heights from the arms of the chandelier Or, if you would rather, suspend prisms, pinecones or creamer pitchers.
Centerpiece tableaux
Creating a memorable tableau on your dining room table, buffet or coffee
table doesn't have to take more than a minute. Cluster a group of apothecary jars or pedestal bowls on a beautiful tray or mirror, then fill each with ornaments, beads, garlands or winter nuts and berries.
Kitchen window
If you have a window over your kitchen sink, perk it up with some holiday charm so doing dishes isn't such drudgery. Take a vintage celery jar and fill it with paper white bulbs, then enjoy watching them grow and bloom through the winter. Or find a charming glass canister and fill it with colorful holiday candy, like peppermint ribbons, and place it on the windowsill.
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3/1'A, $475, 2/1, $450 1st, 1st, sec. No Pets! (352) 563-2293
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2/2 $475/mth, $1200 move in. 352-344-1845
hernando
1 BR, C/H/A $375/mo $1000 total move In. 352-344-1845
homosassa
2/1/2 $500/mo +Utll. F/L/S (352) 563-2896
homosassa
3/1.5, 1+AC. CHA $525 352-563-0964/220-0200
homosassa
3/2 DW on 2 Acres $675/mo +Security (352)302-9217
homosassa
3/2, NICE! $600 + Sec. (352) 228-9027
homosassa
3B/2.5, On 1 Acre, $850. mo. (904)294-2178
homosassa
4/2 on 'A Acre, quiet area, Lecanto Schools, $800 mo $400 Sec. (352) 621-7510
homosassa
Clean 3/2 $750. No pets 1st 1st sec. 352-476-3692
inglis
2/1 DWon'A AC. Nice,
C/H/A $450. 352-563-0964/220-0200
inverness
55+ Lakefront park Exciting oppt'y, lor2BR Screen porches, appl., water incl. Fishing piers. Beautiful trees $350/up Leeson's 352-476-4964
inverness
Mobiles&House for rent. No pets. (352) 287-9268
lecanto
3/2 DW. CHA, No pets $725 628-2312 Iv.msg
ne citrus cty.
2/1 near St. Rd 200 & CR39, paved st. quiet area. No smoking/ pets. $425/mo,lst/lst/sec. Contact 488 Self-Strg. (352) 489-9978
3/2 $199/mo HUD Home
5% down 20yrs at 8%apr. For listings call 800-366-9783 Ext 5704
, .BANK FORECLOSURE
.i.!.5BR,,$37i.500'..2Bft'.:,-ivjstesdo.'f&r' .listings' <"i I 00-366:-9783;Ext-5714 -
i for rent
DW Furn'd King bed
New Fridge DW & TV No Pets/Smoking. 628-4441
country setting
2/2 in Country Setting. $550/m o. + 550 sec. For application Call Lee at 352-250-0664 or 352-314-5092
1BR Furn. Carpt Scm rm. $500: 1BR unfurn. $400 1 BR RV furn $325. No pets. 628-4441
g mobile homes 01 for sale
3/2$199/mo HUD Home
5% down 20yrs at 8%apr. For listings call 800-366-9783 Ext 5704
BANK FORECLOSURE
5BR, $37,500. 2BR $12,800. For listings 800-366-9783 Ext 5714
2 mobile homes j^and land
'00 DW FLEETWOOD,
corner. 1.03ac lot. 3/2/2 WS, fenced yard, lot. More Call after 5pm (352) 447-1345, Inglis, $120K or offer.
2/2 DW, 1 /3 crnr acre Riverlakes Manor. New
AC septic & well. All appli's inc W&D $59,900 Owner Fin. w/ $10,000 down (813) 240-7925
2/2 SW Furn. Bk Porch
8c 2/1 SW Roofover Frnt Porch w/awning, wrk. Shop, Pcle barn on 5ac. $156K/obo (352) 628-7956
best of the best #1 volume dealer can't be beat! 32 x 80, 4/2 only $72,900. on your lot or ours
land available! call 352-621-9182
By Owner 2/2, (15X66)
SW on 50X125 lot. Newly dec, 8X10 porch, Chain link fenced, CHA,
all appli. Great area.
$43,900 352-464-5489
CRYSTAL RIVER Definitely Not Your average Manufactured home. Completely remodeled 14X73, 2/2 open floor plan > t- w/,fenced,yard.
y'jw-4i4,e3i8/
i t i ^362-795-5641
.and land
FORECLOSURE
Land & Home
3/2 on 1/2 acre $107,250. will finance @4.75% interest WAC Call 352-400-5367
free lot!
1.5ac New 28x68 3/2 $89,900 352-746-5912
INVERNESS 4/2 DW in
good Cond. on 1.25 Acres w/lrg 3rm shed
w/concrete floors, Includes addnl. Mobile Home on property. $62k (352) 503-6506
LECANTO El Dorado Est.
2/2 DW on gorgeous
1.08 Ac. lot. Fl. Rm. added. Lots of space!
Sep. gar. & wrkshp. Many upgrades. $99,900 Motivated seller! (727) 845-3901
new jacobsen 2008 model
28 x 52, 3/2, country kit. 18" ceramic tile, 2x6 construction 30-19-22 insulation $10,000 in upgrade options, Buy
for only $49,900. on your lot or buy one of ours for only $15,500.
1/2 acre on paved road 352-621-3807
No Money Down!
Local Lender has Repo's and Foreclosures. Rates as low as 4.75%, 30 yr. term Call Lauren Financial for details, 352-621-3807 or 352-302-7332
solutions for today's hqmebuyer putnam mortgage
& finance, llc
Competitive Rates!! r Pre-Approvals
By Phone. r Mobile Homes
with land r Slow Credit Ok. r Purchase/Ref. - FHA, VA, and
Conventional, r Down Payment
Assistance. Call for Details! Tim or Candy
(352) 563-2661 Lie. Mortgage Lender
cnin park
4 new models
Excellent Amenities
Gated Community
5 ? 55+ BRAND NEW HOMES $68,900.-$ 129,000. Phone 352-795-7161
2/1, 55+, roof over, central air & heat, carport.util. shed, w/ wash/Dry, $7,500, (352) 564-0843
40' PARK MODEL
1BR+ sm. office; '94 ShorPark. Adult park. Shed, W/D. loaded! Beautiful! Good Cond. $27K (352) 794-0062
55+ PARK, 3/2
Low mo. rent, w/furn. & appl. Lg. lanai, Strg., Porch. $18,500 Neg. 352-746-9595
'94 PK MODEL
Sr. prk, 1/1, sliding drs, CHA, New: gas tank, scrn 8; deck rm, steps 8c walk. REDUCED $15.000 (352) 726-8902
CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE
'04 55+ DW 3/2 many upgrades wooded lot $87,500(352) 795-1897
DUNNELLON
Withlacootchee Backwaters, '98 24x46 2x2 Carport Porch Patio 10x14 Workshed w/river acces., Many xtras $45K 352-489-0919/427-2119
homosassa WEST WIND VILL 55+
New/Resale Mobiles Great Park! Greater Deals! 352-628-2090
INVERNESS 1/1 Part Furn Quiet 55+ pk. Cvrd patio, Reduced to $7.500 (352)637-5171
inverness 3 Month Free Lot rent
$15kobo2/l Crnr Lot, CHA + Sen Prch Carprt, Rfoverall (352)637-2437
NICE older 2/2 on lake in Inverness SR. Park, fishing pier & poss. owner finance. $1,000 down, $150 mo. + $240 lot rent. (352) 726-9369
SINGING FORREST
14X64, 2/2. furn. like a
model home. New lanai, roofover, Fl. rm., carport. $149 Lot rent. $38K (352) 726-2446
STONERIDGE LANDING
2/2/2 DW, New items: Ceramic Tile, Carpet, 2" decks, Sunporch,1 Bathrm fixtures, appli's 1Move in cond. on 'Lakeside-(352)'634-4360'
cnin park
WALDEN WOODS 3/2/carport. Many upgrades. Workshop, glass lanai 8; many amenities!! $95K (352) 382-7334
WALDEN WOODS
The "Mandy" 2/2,960 sf. Ato reasonable oiler relusecf. Must move due to medical cond. Shawn (727)237-9057
WEEKI WACHEE 55+
2+/2, carport, shed, scrnd prch, W/D, LR, DR, crnr. prop. Storm awnings, sprinklers &. new insulation. $50K 352-597-8207/428-1545
s3 real estate ofor rent
RESIDENTIAL
Single Family Homes Duplexes, Waterfront. Mobiles, Townhomes Furnished/ Unfurnished... We Have Them All Throughout The
County Give Us A Call... We Have Them All From $575/Mo To $1350/Mo
ALEXANDER REAL ESTATE
735733 7 9 5-6633
rentals
beverly hills
188 W. Seymeria Street 2/2/1
Family Rm, Palio............$750
38 S. Monroe St. 2/1/1, Fam.
Rm., CarportS Shed......$650
13S. Wadsworlh St. 3/1 Large Bad Deck.....................$650
26 S. Jefferson St. 2/1.5/2,
Fm. Rm. Carport............$650
514 S. Jackson Street 2/1/1
Fm. Rm., Lg. Sc. Patio.....$650
5 Hoover Street 2/1/1 Lg. Sc. Room, Pets OK..............$600
27 N. Fillmore Street 2/1 Carport, Sc.Patio...........$575
the hedick group real estate services s 352-422-2522 1
BEST RENTALS DE-CARLO ESTATES
2/2 Scrn Prch Villa All new $675: 1/1 Apt $400. 352-422-2393
inverness
1/1/carport Apt: 2/2/1 House,, lg. fepced yard: 2/2 'Condo 55+:; ' 352-257-1982 1
Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated
j. w. morton real estate, inc.
rental department 1645 w. main street f^n. inverness, fl 34450 fes* (352) 726-9010
let us meet your real estate needs... residential and commercial
let us meet your real estate needs residential & commercial
tara point
quaint home corner lot 2/2 *quiet neighborhood $5507mo_
close to town
new carpet new paint 2/2/2 roomy $800/mo
royal oaks
upstairs unit 1/1 community pool $575/mo
cottage on the canal
* 2/1 sunroom quiet surroundings _$550/mo_
2 store fronts in floral city
ready for retail business 600 sf great location
* great price _$650/mo_
office on apopka
ready for a professional business close to courthouse *1950 sf $1950/mo
3 executive offices
located in high traffic area *2 spaces at 900 sf- $900/mo *1 space at 1800 sf- $180q/mo
2 store fronts in hernando
high traffic area both spaqes 800 sf
$?50/ivio


Sunday, DecemberJAJ2007
17E
Citrus County (FL) Chronicle
Castro s Realty & Property Management Inc. 352-341-4663
LECANTO
3 Bedrooms starting at
-$750-
BEVERLY HILLS ,2,&3 Bedrooms starting at
-$500-
CITRUS SPRINGS 3 & 4 Bedrooms starting at
-$800-
INVERNESS 2 & 3 Bedrooms starting at -$650-
BREKTWOOD @TERRAVISTA
- > -i_____
2 Bedroom townhomes starting at $800 (Inc. Memb, HERNANDO
2 Bedroom mobile homes starting at -$475-
i Rental IitTentory Changes Daily.
INGLIS
Studios S350-S450 All utilities Inc. No Pets(352)447-2240
Iapartments for rent 2/1 Apts. Unfurnished
Crystal River Starting @ $475 Call Nancy at Action Rental Management Realty, Inc. 1417 NE 2nd St., Crystal River, FL (352) 795-RENT
Lytt.CitmsCountyHomiirtentals.com
AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BR, 1 Bath, Spacious Apartments
located in quiet neighborhood between Lecanto and Crystal River. S650. a month includes
garbage, water, sewer and lawn maint.
First month and Sec. req. All units have dishwasher washer, dryer and large screened in back porch. Call 302-9323, 302-2176
cn
cn Apartments
CRYSTAL RIVER
2BR Furn. S6O0 ^ Dep. (352) 563-9B57
CITRUS HILLS
2/2, Pool, near golf & tennis. $750, unfurn. (917) 609-7240
************ CITRUS COUNTY REALTY SERVICES
* Residential
* Commercial leases
* Vacant Land Sales
Property Management
* Weekly/Monthly
* Rentals
* Seasonal Rentals
* Efficiencies (352) 464-0599 fYWYf ,T hffmg?tandcom
INVERNESS'
2/2 Villa, excellent location $675. mo. (352) 220-4082
INVERNESS
3/2/1, Moorings, 5875. 1 mo. FREE Lease. Opt
Judy B Spake, LLC Shawn (727) 204-5912
crystsC River,
2/1 5 Townhouse. Comm. Pool......jmu
3/2 talT"vely. large DV\I Great to. .Hoo 2/1 SWfumshedL&Yard...^..........W
2/1 SWWater^Mw^Rd.... S800
2/1/1 Scm. Lanai. Cute House......$675
s-""Inverness
2/2/2 Fenced Yard o Gospel ISI...S700
terra vista 13/2/2 Villa. Gated Comm =S18m
CITRUS SPRINGS New 3/2/2 Rent-to-Own
Low Down, Easy Terms Danny (407) 227-2821
CRYSTAL RIVER
1 BR, laundry/premises, $500 mo.+ sec. deposit. 352-465-2935
CRYSTAL RIVER HOMOSASSA INVERNESS
Apartments Available from $500-$775/mo. 352-634-5499
LANDMARK REALTY
We have a variety of rentals ranging from $450
on up. Call for more information.
Ask for Kathy or Janet 352-726-9136
311 W Main St. Inverness
INVERNESS
W/or W/Out Furniture Seasonal Avail. Util. Inc. $600-$900 352-400-0731 PRITCHARD ISLAND
3/2/1, $850. mo + utilities no smoking/pets (352) 637-2342
SUGARMILL WOODS
2/2/2 on golf crs. Rent/Buy or Rent w/opt. $750mo 877-632-3008
(352) 563-5966 I u -Restrictions Apply
3/2 $199/mo HUD Home
5% down 20yrs at 8%apr, For listings call 800-366-9783 Ext 5704
KENESBV
B Call Between S
3pm-5pm on any Wednesday in December and ask for our WACKY WEDNESDAY SPECIALI
******** One General
Merchandise Item Only $1.00 per day"
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BEVERLY HILLS
2/1/1, CHA, Nice/Clean $600/mo. 28 N. Barbour (352) 422-0546
BEVERLY HILLS
2/1/1, Clean! $600 + Ownr/Aat 352-228-3731
"BEVERLY HILLS"
2/1/Scn.Prch. $635mo. + Sec. 20 N. Osceola (352) 697-1907
~ BEVERLY HILLS
2/1+Fl. Rm.. 8 S. Barbour St. $650 (352) 422-2798
BANK FORECLOSUKt
5BR. $37,500. 2BR $12,800. For listings 800-366-9783 Ext 5714
BEVERLY HILLS
2/2/2 Imperial Executive Over-sized property, by owner $750 /mo. (631)482-0572
DUNNELLON
2 Rainbow Lakes Deals
2/1, Cute Gingerbread hse. Spotless prvt$550 3/2/1 Awesome! Lanai, big Kltch., Cathedral Ceilings, sPflef S750 352-527-3953/427-7644
DUNNELLON
3/1 Rainbow Lakes
close to HWY 41 Fam.
Rm, Nice/Clean $695/mo(352) 427-3078
HOMOSASSA
Meadows SubDivision 3/2/2 New built '05 $775mo F/L/S Lease option or sale S99.5K (352) 697-2884
inverness
2/1/1, nice yard.,$625/ mo., H20/yrd. pd 20148. Milton (321) 412-2469
; beverly hills I 2bed/lbath
I3/Choose $575 mo. I 352-637-2973 J
" "beverly hills
3/1,1150 sf under AC $750. 1st + 2 mos. sec. Avail 2/1352-746-0987
'2 Villa, Gated comm..........'u
Includes CountryClub Membership PINE R1DGEBEAUTY
14/3/2 Pooion 1-tacreMany upgr. S1J0O
Marie E, Hagei sroker-rea/for-property maria ger
Property Management & Investment Group, Inc.
Licensed R.E. Broker
> Property 8c Comm. Assoc, Mgmt. is our only Business >- Res.Sc Vac. Rental Specialists >- Condo 8c Home owner Assoc. Mgmt. Robbie Anderson LCAM, Realtor 352-628-5600 infaiaproperty rr,r,nnr|mentaroup. com
CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Apts.
1 8; 2 bedrooms, clean, quiet. Close to mall 8c hospital, Complete laundry
facilities. No application fees. (352) 795-1588 Equal Housing Opportunity
INVERNESS
2/1 W/D. no pets, $575/mo. 1 st/sec. (352) 212-4661
INVERNESS
2/l,$520mo.$l,000 Sec. 1st Month FREE! 352-302-3911
INVERNESS
2BR, Washer/Dryer Corner 581 8c Anna Jo, No Pets, No smoking, $600./mo, 1 yr. lease, credit check req'd, ALL CITRUS REALTY INC. (352) 726-247J_
NEW DUPLEX
Citrus Springs 3/2/1, appliances included. $950 per month lease, deposit. Call 697-3133 553, Realtor
BEVERLY HILLS Winn Dixie Plaza
1500sf commercial bldg. avail, for Rent. Call 352-586-0632
BEVERLY HILLS Winn Dixie Plaza
1500sf commercial bldg. avail, for Rent. Call 352-586-0632
CRYSTAL RIVER
1/1 Real nice! $450/nno. F/S (352)228-9027
CRYSTAL RIVER
2/2 950 sf, $575. + sec. 727-647-8135
BEVERLY HILLS
Furnished 1/1 home
w/large screened porch, fully furnished and equipped on quiet cul-de-sac. Seasonal or Annual. Call for info. 352-302-9129 Realtor
725995 _
DUNNELLON
Rainbow Lakes Est.
2/1, Cute Gingerbread hse. Spotless prvt$550 3/2/1. Awesome! Lanai, big Kitch., Cathedral Ceilings, spotless $750 352-527-3953 427-7644
INVERNESS
3/2 Rent To Own $750 Owner will help you
to own your own home. 352-601-3734
CRYSTAL RIVER
3/1 New Tile Floor, New A/C $525/mo lst/Sec 352-464-3521/464-3522
""CRYSTAL RIVER ~
Near 19, office, $550 Mo (352) 422-4298
INVERNESS NEWLY REMODELED
2/1 $575mo. $862 sec, 9am-6pm 352-341-4379
HERNANDO
HWY 486, OFFICE
1 000 SQ. FT. $750.00 1-(800) 557-4044 LECANTO
Hwy 44 New 1320sqft.
Completed offices $1485/mo 1 FREE month
w/lease ? 5P"ces left 352-527-9090/634-1776
INVERNESS
2/1 New Appliances, on Water, close to town $575/mo F/L H20 Incld call 352-400-2626
BEVERLY HILLS
2/1.5/1 Fl. Rm. $500 (352) 687-3557
CRYSTAL RIVER
2/1.5,Garb.,H20,cable,e! ectric. $1,100/MO. (352) 527-0260
LECANTO
Free months rent 2/1-'A, CH/A, kitch. equip., like new, great neighbors sm.pets considered $595 mo. 344-8313
INGLIS
5/2, Furn. $1800/mo,
Call Lisa Brkr /owner. 352-422-7925
SUGARMILL WOUDb"
2/2/2 +Lanai.l600 sq.ft. $1 lOOmo + util. Shrt or term. (727) 804-9772
LECANTO
Lg. New, 2/2. CHA, W/D HU.$675. 352-228-0525
LECANTO
New 2/2 $675mo. Dec. RENT FREEI352-527-9733
- PRIME INERNESS .
I LOCATION HWY. 44 I
1st mo. Rent FREE I
1 Office 720 8; 770 sf,
I 1870 sf Industrial or I
DRetail. Low Rates |
352-344-1888 J
A-l VALUE INN
Hernando- Remodeled Large Cln Rooms Pool Pond Pillow Top Mattress', Phone DVD/TV $45/day $250/week. 352-726-4744
CRYSTAL RIVER
Newly Renovated 1 bedroom efficiencies w/fully equip, kitchens. No contracts needed. Next to park/ Kings Bay
Starting @ $35 a day for a wk or more. (Includes all util. & Full Service Housekeeping) (352) 586-1813
FLORAL CITY Lakefront 1 Bd Rm, No Pets. (352X344-1025
' rMay^Drive Apts."!
I Units Available I Starting at $395. | I Long 8c Short Term
?Rentals Available I ^ (352) 795-2626^ J|
Ventura Village Apartments
1 & 2 bedroom
Elderly, Handicapped or disabled. Rent starting at $381 mo. TTY (800) 342-3552 (352) 637-6349
2 PRIME COMMERCIAL
Spaces for Rent S850-$1060. Brkr/owner (352) 422-7925
1750SF DBL BAY BLDG.
Could be conv Shop or office. Lease Price Neg. nihor Locations avail, (352) 634-3800
CITRUS HILLS
2/2 Nicely Furnished, Inc. FREE Golf 8c Club 352-527-8002/476-4242
CITRUS HILLS
2/2, den, Fully furn. W/D. $800/mo.lst/lst/ sec. (352) 344-4464
Magnolia Village
Now Renting! 2355 W Silver Hill Ln,
Lecanto 3 Bedroom Family Duplexes 2 baths, laundry rooms, central heat 8c air. attached garage. Eat-in kitchen, dining area Certain Income Restrictions Apply Rental rates starting at $500 Utilities not included in rent. For Rental Into. Call: 352-746-0373 1:00 M-5-.00 PM, Mon-Fri TDD 1-800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity
1 Sugarmill woods
2/2/2 Lqhal, $795m+util, Unfurn (-352) 382-8935
BEVERLY HILLS
Remod. 2/1/1 $575 Rent/Sale $69K. Poss. owner fin.(352)564-9378
BEVERLY HILLS
RENT TO OWN
22 N. Wadsworth Ave.
3/1, tile, new carpet, CHA, $675 +Sec.
Realtor Owner Anne (727) 463-1804
BEVERLY HILLS jflnajiicac istViMa.. gi/ 2/1/1 Lanai, w/d Clean $650mo.+Sec Dep. (352) 527-7829
CITRUS HILLS 2/2/2 lg. Golf Course house. $850 mo. (352) 422-4298 CITRUS HILLS Pool 671 Olympia 3/2/2 Prtfurn $1125 419^090 "CITRUS SPRINGS 1/1/Gar. Fl Rm.$550 or $875. Furn. w/ ALL (352) 249-1149
3/2$199/mo HUD Home
5% down 20yrs at 8%apr. For listings call 800-366-9783 Ext 5704
CITRUS SPRINGS
3/2/2, $950/mo. (352) 436-4090
Forest Ridge Village
2/2/2 $825.00 Please Call for more info (352) 341-3330 or visit the web at: r-jtrusvillaaes reptals.com
Heron Woods 701 White Boulevard, Inverness
Now Accepting Applications! Handicap Accessible Units Available 3 & 4 BEDROOM FAMILY Houses 2 baths, laundry rms. central heat 8c air, attached garage.
Eat-In kitchen, dining area Certain Income Restrictions Apply Rental rates
starting at $530. Utilities not included in rent.For Rental Info Call: (352) 726-3476 900A-1:00 P, Mon-Fri TDD 1-800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity
BANK FORECLOSURE
5BR, $37,500. 2BR $12,800. For listings 800-366-9783 Ext 5714
A-l VALUE INN
Hernando Remodeled
Large Cln Rooms Pool Pond Pillow Top Mattress', Phone DVD/TV $45/day $250/week. 352-726-4744
BEV. HILLS/INV.
2/1 8c 2/2 8. 3/2, From $650. mo. 352-201-0658
BEVERLY HILLS
1/1/1 Fla. Rm $550/mo (352) 795-8888
BEVERLY HILLS
1/1/1, $550/mo
213 S. Washington 2/1 $585/mo!4 Taft 2/1.5/1, FR, $650/mo 57 S. Harrison (352) 697-1907
SUGARMILL WOODS NEW Spacious 4/2/2
Sen, lanai, DR, No smoking; Sm. pet okay, Ref $975./ mo. (386) 569-6777
,3/2.,$,199/mo HUD Home
i 5% down 20yrs at tWta'pr., For .listings' call 8Q0-36t9783 Ext 5704
BEVERLY HILLS
2 8c 3 Bed. FIRST MO FREE! CHA, W/D 352-422-7794
BEVERLY HILLS"
2/1 $650. mo 1st. last, dep req. W8cD. No pets /smoking 352-464-1164_
BEVERLY HILLS
2/l/,TFI..Rm CHA, $650,352-382-1344 352-422-2242
CITRUS SPRINGS
3/2/2, Rental or Rent to own, Must See! $900mo (352) 586-6908 CITRUS SPRINGS 4/2/2, Newer Home, lawn serv. incl.-Near golf course. $975. mo. 352-812-1414
CITRUS SPRINGS Brand New 3/2/2
2800, sq. ft. $1,100. + 1st 8c Sec, Avail. 1/1/08
(352) 746-3228 CITRUS SPRINGS New 3/2/2 Rent-to-Own Low Down, Easy Terms Danny (407) 227-2821 CR/Hom 3/2/1 $750 very clean, new carpet 212-2051/220-2447 CRYSTAL RIVER 2/2/1, $650. mo. + sec. 352-464-2716 CRYSTAL RIVER 3/1 Nearhosp. $735 (727)631-2680 CRYSTAL RIVER 3/1.5. fned yrd, 1 blkto King's Bay. Boat tie-up: Pets ok. $800/mo. 1st, 1st, sec..352-794-0811 CRYSTAL RIVER 3/2 Clean, $800 mo. 352-795-6299 697-1240
CRYSTAL RIVER
X-Mas Special! Rent delayed until Jan. 2, Move-In Today!
. 3/2y2 Tropic Ter w/pool, t No pets, fenced yd. $875/ mo + 1st/last/sec. 352-697-0796
HOMOSASSA
2BR, 1BA, w/scrn. prch, $550. mo. $550 dep. No pets 865-291-8595
HOMOSASSA
3/2/Gar. '/2 Ac, fried. $850+Sec. 352-397-9822 Section 8 Okay
HOMOSASSA
4/2, newer CBS home, move in cond., lg. strg. shed, ac. lot. avail now. $900. 352-628-3543 or 305-804-6168
INVERNESS
3/2/1, 995 Hawk Crest. All appl.. W/D $850 HERNANDO 3/2, 8 INVERNESS
3/2/2 Brand new. By owner $850 mo. 1st, last 8c sec 352-249-4451
INVERNESS
3/2/2 Quiet neigh,, $900 F/L/S (352) 726-3258
INVERNESS
3/2/2, Lake Area. New int/ext paint $840. mo. (352)341-1142
INVERNESS
Extra Lrg. 3/2/2, fenced back yard, scr. porch, kitch, equip., CH/A, eat
in kitch. 8c formal DR Don't miss out! $950 mo. sm. pet considered 352-344-8313
INVERNESS
WOW! 2/1/1 caged pool w/pool serv. provided Kitch. equip., great neighbors, just $875 mo. 344-8313
LECANTO
4/3/2 Pool /scrn. split plan, cul-de -sac, newly remodel., 2100 sf excel.
location 1st. 8c last $1100.mo 727-254-2534
LECANTO
4BR, 2V2BA, w/Pool,
on 2'/2acres. $1,260 mo $ 1,260, dep. No Pets 865-291-8595
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$775; 3BR Meadow $725up; 4BR SMW $975 3 &4BR wtrfrnt $975 up
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Rainbow Lakes
Large inground pool, recently remodeled.
Pets we!come.$875/mo. Includes Pool Service
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CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!
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Please pardon our dust as we build Crystal River's premier Resort-Style Community. Our sales center will remain open daily. 1875 N. Macvicar Road Crystal River, FL 34429
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