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Today's Opinions

  • Bushnell Fall Festival plans start, volunteers needed

    Even though it’s only spring, plans and preparations have already begun for the 2012 Bushnell Fall Festival, scheduled for Oct. 20 (it’s always on the 3rd Saturday of the month of October). This year’s Festival theme is “Rodeo Round-Up,” and will feature all things western, including a western wear fashion show in the Main Tent!

  • Letters to the editor

    Saving some money
    Though I am not a citizen of my hometown of Bushnell, I was born within 300 yards of the new city hall aka Taj Mahal and my father also was born within approximately 500 yards of the soon to be completed Central Park, like in New York City.
    Gee, or gollee, makes me wonder if perhaps dollars are maybe in danger of rotting or are they going out of style, and must be gotten rid of asap?

  • New life for Dade Park

    If you take the time to notice, you can’t help but be impressed with the work that Bruce Whiting is doing at Dade Park. When Whiting became the park manager a few years ago, things began to change and those changes are continuing.
    Whiting has recruited some knowledgeable people to help increase attendance and interest in the historic state park off County Road 476 W., in Bushnell.

  • Letters to the editor

    Fundraising events     successful
    Thank you to Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer for his leadership in making the Law Enforcement fund raising events so successful in supporting Special Olympics Florida and especially Sumter County Olympians.
    Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bobby Caruthers and Nicky McClain were tireless in the planning and managing three Tip-A-Cop fundraising events and two Torch Runs, the purpose of which was to share awareness about Special Olympics.

  • Thanks for the support at SSHS fishing tourney

    The 3rd Annual South Sumter High School Raider Pride Football Trout Invitational was Saturday, April 21, at Camp-n-Water Outdoor Resort on the Homosassa River.
    The threat of bad weather certainly put a damper on the number of boat entries in the tournament; however, 13 boats started fishing at first light Saturday morning and enjoyed a nice day of fishing up to around 2 that afternoon when the weather that was threatening all day finally arrived. 

  • Letters to the editor

    Project ACES takes place worldwide May 2
    If you feel the ground shake slightly on May 2, at 10 a.m. do not get nervous. It’s just millions of children all over the world exercising simultaneously. With childhood obesity on the rise, and young children showing risk factors for heart disease, children are starting to fight back!

  • Don't forget the Relay

    Don’t forget. This Friday, April 27, the annual Relay for Life gets under way at the Sumterville campus of Lake Sumter Community College, on U.S. 301.
    The event brings people together from all walks of life as they join to help find a cure for cancer and to provide support for those who have fought and battled the illness.
    While the event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, with the annual survivors’ lap, it continues throughout the night and into Saturday with many walkers taking to the track as they walk together in their efforts to fight cancer.

  • Letters to the editor

    Truly honored
    I would like to take a moment to express how truly honored our family was to have such excellent deputies escort the funeral procession for Louise Stanley on April 13.