By Times staff writer
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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The Central Florida Community College-Lecanto campus in conjunction with Service Corps Of Retired Executives is offering a two-day seminar on how to start a business. Part I will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The cost for Part I is $50. Part II will be offered on Sept. 29 at the same time. The cost is $20 and requires the completion of Part I. For information, call Brad Thorpe at 746-6721, ext. 6110.
LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE ACADEMY: The next Little Red Schoolhouse Academy, a Citrus School District four-session opportunity to learn about the school system, begins October 1. For information, call 726-1931 ext. 2321.
SWAT KICK-ASH-BASH: Students Working Against Tobacco will hold a free Kick Ash Bash from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Riggs Building at the Citrus County Fair Grounds. Citrus County high- and middle-school students are invited to party with a video DJ and 17-foot video screen. There will be human foosball, air brush tattoos, a hot sound system and bungee running games. Drinks and snacks will be available at a nominal charge. Sheriff officers will provide security and parents are welcome. For information, call 726-0509.
NORTH OAK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: North Oak Christian School is accepting applications for the prek-3 and k-4 kindergarten classes. The school uses ABEKA as part of the curriculum and other materials to meet the academic and social needs of the children. Registration is $55 and monthly tuition is $146. Before- and after-school care is available. For information, call the school at 489-3359 or the North Oak Baptist Church office at 746-1500 or 489-1688. The preschool is located at the intersection of N Citrus Springs Boulevard and N Elkcam in Citrus Springs.
FOOD MANAGER'S TRAINING AND EXAM: The University of Florida Citrus County Extension Office will offer the ServSafe Food Manager's Training and Exam from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the extension office in Inverness. The training and exam will help food managers to receive national certification, as required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and selected licensees of the Department of Health. The cost is $90 for the training, exam and manual. Registration is required by today . Call the UF Food Safety and Quality Program at (888) 232-8723 to register. For information, call Mary Sue Kennington, Citrus County Extension director, at 726-2141, ext. 206.
IAPA SCHOLARSHIP: The Inter American Press Association Scholarship Fund's application period for the $13,000 U.S. scholarships is open. Deadline is Dec. 31. Senior journalism students and U.S. or Canadian journalists interested in studying in or reporting from Latin America may apply. Recipients will be selected at the IAPA Midyear Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in March. For information or to apply consult the Web page at www.sipiapa.org or write to Mrs. Zulay Chirinos, director, IAPA Scholarship Fund, 1801 SW Third Ave., Miami, FL 33129.
"TIMES' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- 2002: The St. Petersburg Times is offering four scholarships of up to $15,000 annually to public or private high school seniors in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and preference will be given to students whose parents did not graduate from a four-year accredited college or university. Applications are available at all St. Petersburg Times offices during regular business hours, from high school guidance counselors, at some community centers and online at www.sptimes.com. They must be mailed to R&R Education Consultants, P.O. Box 250861, New York, NY 10025, and received by Nov. 16. For information, call R&R Education Consultants at (877) 593-8168.
CRPS ENHANCEMENT COUNCIL: Crystal River Primary School has openings for parents and community members on the School Advisory Enhancement Council. The council meets at 3:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Media Center. For information, call 795-2211.
FREE/REDUCED PRICE MEALS: Several area preschools announce their participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's child care food program. Meals are available to eligible children at the preschool without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Parents or guardians of eligible children must complete applications. The preschools are: Precious Cargo Preschool, 3521 S Michigan Blvd., Homosassa; Enchanted Moments Preschool, 4950 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa; Countryside Preschool, 3370 N Citrus Ave., Crystal River; and Crystal River Preschool, 639 NE First St.
ENHANCEMENT PLAN AVAILABLE: Homosassa Elementary School has completed the School Enhancement Plan for the 2001-2002 school year. It is available in the school office for public review.
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