BOCC recognizes Alzheimers week

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with, From Left to Right: Nancy Suto, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office; Mary Blair Darling, Florida  Ombudsman Program; Linda Boles, Find M. Friends; Debbie Selsavage, Alzheimer’s Family Organization. (October 10, 2017)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Office

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-22, 2017 as Citrus County Aware for Alzheimer’s Week.

Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia have become the health issue of our time. Alzheimer’s which is irreversible and currently incurable, afflicts 5 million Americans today. This figure is projected to grow to 16 million by 2050. It kills more than breast and prostate cancers combined.

It's official: Non-native plant species not welcome

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan, front row on far right, and the commissioners, back row, from left, present members of the local chapter with a proclamation that declares October 2017 as Florida Native Plant Month in Citrus County (September 26, 2017).

The Citrus County chapter of a statewide plant society was honored on Tuesday with a proclamation from the Citrus County Commission for helping keep non-native species out of Citrus County and, more generally, the state.

The Citrus County Commission has proclaimed October 2017 as Florida Native Plant Month in recognition of the efforts by the local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society to keep foreign plant species out.

County marks National 4-H Week from Oct. 1-7

Members of the Citrus County commission present a proclamation for National 4-H Week in Citrus County to members of the county's 4-H Club members, celebrated this year from Oct. 1-7 (September 27, 2017)
The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday proclaimed Oct. 1 to 7 as "National 4-H Week" in Citrus County.
More than 7 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week.
The county's proclamation reads, "This is the largest youth development organization in the world teaching young people citizenship, leadership and life skills. More than 300 4-H members and 70 volunteers are involved in our local 4-H programs.

Progressive Amateur Golf Tour forming

Crystal River -- The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) announces the first Progressive Amateur Golf Tour, a professional-style series of competitive golf tournaments open to all skill levels.

Golfers will experience beautiful courses throughout Central and North Florida while playing with like-minded and evenly matched competitors. The annual tour membership fee is $99 for the first 144 members.

'Save Ozello' effort targets rezoning push

No Rezoning sign

Ozello, Fla. -– "Yard Sign Army" has donated 50 “No Re-zoning” yard signs to the "Committee to Save Ozello."

The signs went quickly at the Committee’s June 17 meeting.

The yard signs are intended to amplify residents’ objections to a Tennessee developer’s application to rezone property from residential to commercial in order to build a multi-use complex.

4-H shooting team wins honors in state event

FROM LEFT: Jackson Jones, Brandon Smoczynski, Randal Smoczynski and Amanda Schnettler (COURTESY PHOTO)

Members of the Citrus County Shooting Sports 4-H Team competed at the State Air Rifle Match on March 4 in Hernando County.

The team took away some awards, as well.

* Jackson Jones, Intermediate Individual 4th place Overall.
* Brandon Smoczynski, Intermediate Individual 1st place Overall.
* Randal Smoczynski, Intermediate Individual 3rd place Overall.
* Amanda Schnettler, Senior Individual 4th place Overall and she has earned a spot at the * National Competition, June 2017 in Nebraska.


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