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Today's News

  • Take advantage of new educational opportunities

    Make your high diploma or career training your New Year’s Resolution!
    Interested in improving your employment potential?  
    The next entry level class in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilation begins Jan. 11, 2016 in Wildwood.
    In three courses, learn to be an HVAC Mechanic I.  Registration is now open

  • Elections with a side of Aunt Maudine’s ham

    It isn’t just about politics when it comes to Karen Krauss and her staff at the Supervisor of Elections office. Sure, you’ll get elections information in their holiday booklets (what seats are up for voting, where your precinct is, political history), but you can’t miss the Duck Kabobs and Mid-Century Macaroni Salad, Aunt Maudine’s Ham and Mardi Gras Gumbo.

  • Bushnell celebrates with holiday parade

    Add a few hundred enthusiastic kids and hundreds of pounds of candy with some floats, a band, one pretend reindeer and Santa Claus and you’ve got yourself a Christmas Parade.
    While it wasn’t as big as Bushnell’s traditional Fall Festival parade, the city’s first Christmas parade on Saturday still provided a throng of youngsters with a lot of fun.  One pre-school-age tyke was heard proclaiming, “This is the best parade, ever.”

  • Harris takes Webster election

    A small percentage of Webster voters on Dec. 8, ousted an incumbent city council member and picked former city official Michael Harris to fill City Council Seat 5.
    With only 44 of Webster’s 394 registered voters showing up at the polls and 15 qualified absentee ballots, Harris netted 28 votes.  Paul Remis, the incumbent, got 23 votes and Debra Hawkins, a second challenger for the seat, received eight votes.
    The candidate getting the most votes wins the seat – no majority vote required, according to City Clerk Deanna Naugler.

  • Supervisor's holiday information and recipe book

    Looking for all the supervisor's holiday information booklets? Follow the link:

    www.sumterelections.org/Publications-ADS/Holiday-Info-Booklets

  • SHOP LOCAL - visit your local businesses

    Lowery’s True Value, Bushnell - http://ldlenterprises.com/

     

     CY Western, Bushnell -

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CY-Western-Co/105634136133588

     

    Pegasus Pharmacy, Bushnell - http://www.prxpharmacy.com/

     

    Noell’s Hobbies, Wildwood - http://www.noellshobbiesfl.com/

  • Your opinion counts

    Just as an individual has health care needs that are unique to them, so are the health care needs of communities.
    The needs that Sumter County residents face can be very different from those other counties experience.
    To determine the needs of Sumter County, residents and business leaders are being encouraged to take a community health survey the can help steer health care providers.
    The Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA) and WellFlorida Council are conducting surveys to gauge the health of communities in Lake, Sumter and South Marion counties.

  • National Cemetery hosts wreath program

    Florida National Cemetery will be the site for Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans on Saturday, Dec. 12.
    The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is hosting the event to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, as well as Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).

  • Still plenty of road work ahead

    Travelers around Bushnell can expect road construction issues for some time with work slated to begin early next year on a large portion of S.R. 48 (W. Belt Ave.) between Main Street and Interstate 75.
    Road builders are already deeply engaged in a short section of the highway in the area of the S.R. 48 / I-75 intersection as the interstate is widened to six lanes and the S.R. 48 overpass bridge is expanded to accommodate the widened state road.

  • Out and About

    CONTINUING
    Quit smoking
    Registration for the free Quit Smoking Now Program is now open at Clark Clinic in Bushnell. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. on select Tuesdays and run for 5weeks beginning in January 2016. Free nicotine therapy is available while supplies last. Call 793-2441 and register today!
    Smoking cessation/diabetes classes