Jan Glidewell: Festival for folks offers great yarns and music
||Setting up the county fair
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
Belle City Amusements foreman Bill Spurlock climbs down the "Ring of Fire" ride after replacing a hydraulic pump at the Citrus County fairgrounds, south of Inverness. Workers are busy setting up the midway. The fair opens Monday at 5 p.m., with $1 admission and $1 rides then continues through Saturday.
Keeping in mind that it might be the last chance you get for a while, think about taking this weekend to walk the sandy shaded soil of the Sertoma Youth Ranch north of Dade City, listen to some of the finest folk and acoustic musicians in Florida and enjoy peace -- a commodity that will probably soon be in short supply.
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Crystal River cheerleaders are champions
The middle school squad travels to Orlando, where it takes first place at a national competition.
Nursing home bed cuts may be regulated
The regional health planning council responds to a company's plan to remove 21 beds from its Inverness facility.
Hurricanes end skid in rivalry
It was only a regular-season game. Just don't tell Citrus. After losing four straight to archrival Crystal River, the Hurricanes desperately wanted to end the streak and start one of their own when the teams played Wednesday night.
Hampton's struggles continue with Braves
New team, same troubles.
Hollis approaching elite company
Myesha Hollis is one in a long line of standout female track and field athletes at Citrus. And longtime coach Tom Darby has seen plenty, including the likes of Kissy Simmons. The multi-talented 1993 Citrus grad was a state champ in the high jump her junior year and continued her career at the University of South Florida. Hollis, a senior who excels at the long jump, triple jump, sprints and relays, could soon be mentioned in the same breath with other 'Cane greats.
Horsin' around (for Camp Good Hope)
The fundraising horse show is Saturday. If alligators are more your style than horses, head over to the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.
This week: Citrus
FAIR DAYS: The Citrus County Fair will be Monday through Saturday at the fairgrounds on U.S. 41 S, Inverness. The fair includes a midway of carnival rides, local exhibits, livestock displays, free entertainment and free parking.