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Citrus in brief

By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 12, 2001

Homebuyers classes offered

LECANTO -- The Citrus County Division of Housing Services is offering first-time homebuyers classes to interested individuals. Two classroom sessions will be held at the Central Florida Community College, 3800 S Lecanto Highway (County Road 491) in the multipurpose room.

There is no charge for these classes. Those who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Any person who requires a special accommodation for a disability must call 72 hours in advance.

Session 1, sponsored by RE/MAX Realty One, Inverness:

This session will be held on Thursday, 5:45-9 p.m., will cover energy conservation, home security, home owners' insurance, landscaping, termite prevention, housekeeping, home maintenance, hazard prevention, personal safety and buying an existing home.

Session 2, Regions Bank:

This session will be held on Feb. 22, 5:45-9 p.m., and will cover credit, family budget, fair housing, building a new home, applying and qualifying for a mortgage, home and mortgage affordability.

For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Lynne Clarke in the Citrus County Division of Housing Services at 527-5382. Limited seating space available.

Yardwork to be topic

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS -- Saving water, time and money in doing yardwork is the prime topic of a public seminar scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park.

Presented by the Save The Homosassa River Alliance, the free seminar will feature Mary Sue Kennington, director of the Citrus County Extension Service. Kennington's subject will be the Florida Yard & Neighborhood Program.

The FY&N program, recently developed by the University of Florida, is helping many state residents transform their yards and neighborhoods into oases that conserve water and reduce pollution. It also helps save time, energy and money. Program objectives include lessening stormwater run-off, decreasing non-point source pollution, conserving water, enhancing wildlife habitat and creating beautiful landscapes.

The meeting, free to the public, will be in the Florida Room of the park's main building on U.S. 19, Homosassa Springs. For more information contact Bitter at 628-1563 or Ron Miller at 628-6066.

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