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Today's News

  • Outta the Woods

     

    By Tony Young

    There’s finally a chill and a certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. 

    The second phase of waterfowl and coot season came in statewide Dec. 6 and runs through Jan. 25. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($3) and a federal duck stamp ($15).

  • Police report: March 19, 2009

    Wednesday, March 11

    Pierre Alex Perrault, 41, The Villages, was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge. Bond was set at $2,500.

    Faith Marie Lowrey, 34, Bushnell, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $500.

    Clarence Edward Parris, 46, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. Bond was set at $1,090.

    Bruce Wilson Rignola, 30, Wildwood, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was set at $1,000.

    Nicholas Allen Hearns, 23, Oxford, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $500.

  • Police Report for Wednesday, March 11 through Monday, March 16

    Wednesday, March 11

    Pierre Alex Perrault, 41, The Villages, was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge. Bond was set at $2,500.

    Faith Marie Lowrey, 34, Bushnell, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $500.

    Clarence Edward Parris, 46, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. Bond was set at $1,090.

    Bruce Wilson Rignola, 30, Wildwood, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was set at $1,000.

  • Letters to the editor: March 19, 2009

    Relay For Life

    Sumter County

    Why do I Relay?

    In June of 2003 in Indiana I was given the diagnosis of cancer of the esophagus.

    Symptoms: I only had a slight discomfort when I was swallowing my food. This symptom only happened a few times. I went to my doctor and was put on the “purple pill” for three weeks. I wasn’t any better and went back to my doctor and she stated, “Ione, it is time to scope to see what is going on.”

  • Calendar: March 19, 2009

    THURSDAY, MARCH 19

    Republican Club meets

    The Republican Club of Sumter County will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sumter County Fairgrounds in Room 1A.  The public is welcome.

    Feliu/Wimmer in concert

    Alzheimer’s Family Organization will present guitarist and vocalist Oscar Feliu, accompanied by Joanne Wimmer, in concert for Church on the Square at Spanish Springs, 1051 Main St. in The Villages at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is a $7.50 donation. For information call (352) 454-8303.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 21

  • Lecanto takes South Sumter

    When it all ended, the South Sumter High softball team had to feel good and bad about Tuesday night’s game against Lecanto High.

    They could feel good about their 15 hits.

    They could feel bad about their three fielding errors and several mental errors.

    They could also feel bad that they missed some opportunities and lost 15-12 in nine innings at the Raiders Field.

    Lecanto is now 7-2 overall and 4-1 in Class 4A-District 6 play. South Sumter is now 5-5 overall and 4-3 in district play.

  • Paying final respects

    On a cloudy Tuesday morning, dozens of people stood in line outside St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Wildwood, waiting to sign the registry and pay their respects to the family of Michael Francis.

    In his second term as county commissioner, the 70-year-old Villages resident died last week from a rare health condition called amyloidosis, according to his friend and fellow board member, Richard Hoffman.

    The two were friends for about eight years and originally met as supporters of a college in Michigan, according to Hoffman.

  • Wildwood High reunion planned

     

    Did you graduate Wildwood in the 1970's? If the answer's yes, then your class reunion is slated.

    Plans are on for an evening gathering in March at the WIldwood Community Center.

    Coordinator Gidget Gibson said the event will include finger foods and music, for graduates of Wildwood, from 1970-1979.

  • Club Listings

    Have a club event, photos or video you'd like to share?

    Contact us at the Times for consideration in the Sumter County Times in print or online.  Call 352-793-2161 or email blocklear@sctnews.com

    Florida Native Plant Society

  • Golf Scramble

      The South Sumter High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) needs assistance with its sixth annual golf scramble. The scramble will be held March 7th at Miona Lake Golf Club Wildwood, Florida. The cadets are in need of donations that will help to finance senior scholarships, their annual military ball which is