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Reward offered in horse-neglect case

By TIMES STAFF
Published October 28, 2006


The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who neglected and abandoned two horses in Lecanto.

According to Citrus County Animal Services, two severely malnourished horses - a palomino gelding and a roan type Appaloosa gelding - were found along Stagecoach Road near County Road 491 on Sept. 24. The Appaloosa was lying in a ditch and unable to stand, and was eventually put down. The palomino is expected to recover.

Citrus County Animal Control is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 352-726-7660.

Volleyball teams meet in semifinals

Seven Rivers Christian will host a Class A region semifinal game 2 p.m. today. The Warriors (21-6) face Tallahassee John Paul II Catholic (15-13), a defensive team that relies heavily on freshmen setter Catherine Goble. Seven Rivers Christian defeated Gainesville St. Francis 25-22, 25-12, 25-19 on Tuesday to advance to this game. The Warriors are led by senior Rachael Capra, who averages 12.5 kills a match, and setter Carolyn Allen, 12.1 assists and 5 kills.

Seven Rivers Christian coach Tim Bowman shared a room with John Paul II coach Larry Sparkman this summer while their teams attended a University of Florida volleyball camp this summer.

"I talked with him quite a bit," Bowman said. "They don't have a lot of size, but they are strong fundamentally. I like our chances, but we're still going to have to play well."

Clean house, sell for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday , 3975 W Grover Cleveland Blvd. Tables can be rented for $10. Call the Salvation Army at 621-5532.

Learn how to use nautical charts

The Crystal River Power Squadron will conduct a three-session course on the use of nautical charts from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Nov. 4, 845 NE Third Ave. In addition to learning how to use nautical charts, participants will learn how to plot a course and how to determine their position to help safely navigate tidal waters.

The class fee is $37 for materials. To register call Jack Flynn, 527-8038.

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