http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/honoring-legacy-martin-luther-king <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/martinlutherking0801_3.jpg" alt="Martin Luther King Jr." title="Martin Luther King Jr." align="left" hspace="6" width="46" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. is offering a selection of activities that honor, recognize and pay tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> On Monday, Jan.16, the community of Royal presents their annual MLK March, starting at 10 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The parade will begin and end at the Historic Royal Park, 9569 C.R. 235 in Wildwood (Royal).&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Reliving history at Dade Park http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/reliving-history-dade-park <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dade_0370.jpg" alt="Reenactors garbed in authentic costumes participated in the battle portrayal." title="Reenactors garbed in authentic costumes participated in the battle portrayal." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> A cold, rainy Florida morning greeted the U.S. Infantrymen and Seminole warriors who met 181 years ago among the pine trees and saw palmettos near Bushnell. It was about the same for the men and women who gathered last Saturday to reenact that fateful event.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> They came to the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park on this inclimate weekend much as they do every year to commemorate what is known as the Dade Massacre which occurred on that very site.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Florida students get cooking for Dairy Council Gridiron Challenge http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/florida-students-get-cooking-dairy-council-gridiron-challenge <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gridiron-16_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p align="center"> <em>Fuel Up to Play 60 Initiative Calls for Recipe Submissions from Elementary and Middle School Students</em></p> <p> Yogurt, cheese, milk ... the options are endless when it comes to cooking with dairy products. And to prove just that, the Dairy Council of Florida is now accepting recipes for its fourth annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge, a fun-filled cooking competition for elementary and middle school students throughout Florida.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> FWC celebrates 75 years http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/fwc-celebrates-75-years <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/31838792160_d5976407c5_z.jpg" alt="Photos courtesy FWC ..." title="Photos courtesy FWC ..." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="700"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <br /> <p> <font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial',sans-serif">FWC celebrates 75 years of wildlife management area conservation success</span></font><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial',sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></font></p> Elections supervisor retires after 16 years http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/elections-supervisor-retires-after-16-years <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/krauss_-_0366.jpg" alt="Along with tables filled with other deserts, retiring Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss was honored Friday with a large, flower-adorned cake in the same red, white and blue color theme that decorated a reception in her honor." title="Along with tables filled with other deserts, retiring Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss was honored Friday with a large, flower-adorned cake in the same red, white and blue color theme that decorated a reception in her honor." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Friday was the last day on the job for Sumter Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss, although there was probably little left to do but share in the memories and accomplishments of her many years of service as her staff, friends, family and various officials honored her with a reception at the supervisor&rsquo;s office in Bushnell.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Lending a hand at the holidays http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/lending-hand-holidays <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/army_1.jpg" alt="It’s common to find Salvation Army bell ringer Margaret Rhames at the front door of either the Bushnell Walmart or Winn Dixie, when December rolls around. Salvation Army bell ringers are friendly and enthusiastic, but when it comes to Rhames, her enthusiasm carries across the parking lot as she sings while ringing the bell. " title="It’s common to find Salvation Army bell ringer Margaret Rhames at the front door of either the Bushnell Walmart or Winn Dixie, when December rolls around. Salvation Army bell ringers are friendly and enthusiastic, but when it comes to Rhames, her enthusiasm carries across the parking lot as she sings while ringing the bell. " align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Staff and volunteers for the Salvation Army have been hard at work the last two months.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Their recent efforts have been distributing holiday foods and Christmas toys for children.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> During their November distribution, they provided 428 bags of food to families in need, with toys being delivered on Dec. 19 and 20, according to Lt. Veronica Conley of the Salvation Army.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The toys were purchased by residents who picked tags from an Angel Tree.</div> Final tour date set for Mote-Morris House in Leesburg http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/final-tour-date-set-mote-morris-house-leesburg <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The final tour of Leesburg&rsquo;s jewel, the historic 124-year old Mote-Morris House, as it was intended to be seen by the Mote-Morris House Preservation Project Committee, will be offered for free to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.</p> Memories - Fall of 2016 http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/memories-fall-2016-0 <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/video_thumbs/21451/video-thumb-for-21451-1.png" alt="Memories - Fall of 2016" title="Memories - Fall of 2016" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" />