Memorial

BOCC supports female war memorial in Homosassa

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday gave its support for a proposed war memorial in honor of women who have served in the military.

The proposed memorial will be located in the area of the Old Homosassa War Memorial.

Mark Long, Old Homosassa Veterans Memorial Committee, said the new memorial will be paid for with private donations. And Bill Andrews, Treasurer for the organization, added that the land has been vacant for five years.

The county commission also:

Citrus Memorial Hospital turns 60 years old

Officials at Citrus Memorial Hospital accept a proclamation on Monday from the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaiming July 11 as Citrus Memorial Hospital's 60th Anniversary Day in Citrus County. (June 26, 2017)
Citrus Memorial Health Care System, also known as Citrus Memorial Hospital, is celebrating 60 years of service to the community on July 11.
 
Making it official on Monday at the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners meeting in Inverness was a proclamation issued by the BOCC that recognizes July 11 as Citrus County Memorial Hospital's 60th Anniversary Day.
 

County Commissioner Smith speaks at Memorial Day event

Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith was a guest speaker at the Homosassa Memorial Day event on May 29. Commissioner Smith spoke specifically to the memory of those he knew who died in battle, how each moment spent with those brothers in arms was an honor and to have known them, served with them, and remember them as they lived is what Memorial Day is about. During his speech Commissioner Smith quoted General George S. Patton, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such

Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith was a guest speaker at the Homosassa Memorial Day event on May 29.

Commissioner Smith spoke specifically to the memory of those he knew who died in battle, how each moment spent with those brothers-in-arms was an honor and to have known them, served with them, and remember them as they lived is what Memorial Day is about.

During his speech Commissioner Smith quoted General George S. Patton, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” (May 29, 2017)

Citrus Memorial Hospital invests in Inverness

Check Presentation at Inverness City Council Meeting on Feb. 6, 2017. FROM LEFT: Liz Fernley, City Events; George Mavros, CMH COO; Katie Myers, CMH Director of Marketing and Public Relations Glen Romig, CMH CFO.

Inverness --The Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau on Feb. 8 welcomes Citrus Memorial Hospital (CMH) as a partner and supporter of the city’s quality of life events with a $7,500 investment.

This supports the city’s year-round advertising and event programming designed to provide dynamic community activities and draw visitors to the region.

In addition to the investment, CMH looks forward to having an expanded presence at the city festivals and events with educational information and first aid tents key events.

County won't move Inverness veterans memorials

War memorials in Inverness Florida

If the unanimous vote today of the Citrus County Commission is any indicator, plans to move veterans memorials from the front of the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness aren't going anywhere.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to not go ahead with moving the memorials to the back of the courthouse, where some groups had lobbied for the landmarks to be relocated to.

Surprisingly, some representatives from the county's veterans groups said at the commission meeting that they hadn't even been invited to discussions that eventually led to calls to move the monuments.

State Supreme Court rules in favor of Hospital Foundation

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling in favor of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation.

The court case had to do with a governance dispute between the foundation and the Citrus County Hospital Board regarding a 2011 state law.

That 2011 law would have given control of Citrus Memorial hospital to the Citrus County Hospital Board.

Read the court's opinion by clicking on the link below.

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