https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Love of job leads to success https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/love-job-leads-success <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fp-teacher_ondriezek.jpg" alt="Kylie Ondriezek accepting the Teacher of the Year award from Sumter School Supt. Rick Shirley." title="Kylie Ondriezek accepting the Teacher of the Year award from Sumter School Supt. Rick Shirley." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&ldquo;I have the best job in the entire world. I have the opportunity to teach kids to believe in themselves and their goals, no matter the circumstance,&rdquo; said Kylie Ondrizek, explaining that every day, she has the privilege of watching students rise to the challenges and stare them down with determination.</p> Outta the Woods June 2018 https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/outta-woods-june-2018 <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tony_young_new_picl_0.jpg" alt="Tony Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission" title="Tony Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> Take a hunter safety class this summer!</p> Fourth Panfish Challenge scheduled for June https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/fourth-panfish-challenge-scheduled-june <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/biggggg_changesss.jpg" alt="Anglers, get ready, set, go ... the Fourth Annual Panfish Challenge is scheduled for next weekend on Lake Panasoffkee. If you love to fish then check out the Saturday, June 16, event. Not only is their fishing, but there are prizes too. See the story for details." title="Anglers, get ready, set, go ... the Fourth Annual Panfish Challenge is scheduled for next weekend on Lake Panasoffkee. If you love to fish then check out the Saturday, June 16, event. Not only is their fishing, but there are prizes too. See the story for details." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Anglers, get ready, set, go ... the Fourth Annual Panfish Challenge is scheduled for next weekend on Lake Panasoffkee. If you love to fish then check out the Saturday, June 16, event. Not only is their fishing, but there are prizes too.The event is hosted by Pana Vista Lodge and The Big and Wild Outdoors Radio.&nbsp;</p> Helping Howard https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/helping-howard <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fp-howard_5_1.jpg" alt="Members of the community wanted to do something for local businessman Howard Grice, who is always helping others. Some of them are shown here, helping renovate his business property. Grice is on the loader. " title="Members of the community wanted to do something for local businessman Howard Grice, who is always helping others. Some of them are shown here, helping renovate his business property. Grice is on the loader. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Adoption2Action fights for adoptive families https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/adoption2action-fights-adoptive-families <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fp-adoption_to_action.jpg" alt="Parents Melissa and Brandon Merritt pose with their adopted boys, 8-year-old Camron and Rylan,6." title="Parents Melissa and Brandon Merritt pose with their adopted boys, 8-year-old Camron and Rylan,6." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Buster Thompson</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Special to the Times</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Donna Haendiges knows parents need to give it all for their children &mdash; no matter what ails them.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> It&rsquo;s what she and her now-late husband Mike did together for years for the more than 100 kids they fostered in their Hernando-area home, along with raising their own six children &mdash; three of whom they adopted.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Judge sentences ‘pillowcase bandit’ to 50 years https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/judge-sentences-%E2%80%98pillowcase-bandit%E2%80%99-50-years <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pillowcase_pic.jpg" alt="MATT BECK Jessica Baker wipes tears from her eyes Monday afternoon in Circuit Court Judge Richard “Ric” Howard’s courtroom. Baker wait to be sentntedced for her role in a burglary that ended in the death of a 71-year-old Citrus County homeowner, Don “Terry” Plumeri, in 2016. She was also handed down sentences fo other burglaries in Marion County during that same time. " title="MATT BECK Jessica Baker wipes tears from her eyes Monday afternoon in Circuit Court Judge Richard “Ric” Howard’s courtroom. Baker wait to be sentntedced for her role in a burglary that ended in the death of a 71-year-old Citrus County homeowner, Don “Terry” Plumeri, in 2016. She was also handed down sentences fo other burglaries in Marion County during that same time. " align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> SPECIAL TO THE TIMES</p> Big trucks roll into Wildwood https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/big-trucks-roll-wildwood <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/truck_show_4986.jpg" alt="Folks thronged to the 75 Chrome Shop’s 2018 Truck Show, the largest the business has featured in its 20 years of shows. Visitors to the free show had plenty to look at with dozens of customized trucks on display. " title="Folks thronged to the 75 Chrome Shop’s 2018 Truck Show, the largest the business has featured in its 20 years of shows. Visitors to the free show had plenty to look at with dozens of customized trucks on display. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The big rigs came rolling into Wildwood on Friday and Saturday for the 20th annual 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show.</p> SECO Board elects new officers https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/seco-board-elects-new-officers <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/richard_dennison.jpg" alt="Richard Dennison " title="Richard Dennison " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Special to the Times</p>