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By LISA PEEPLES

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 30, 2000


Who's news

Dr. Susan C. Reeder, Ph.D., of Inverness recently completed an in-service training on enhancing health and wellness. Dr. Reeder is a licensed psychologist who specializes in individual and family therapy, marriage counseling, relaxation training, goal setting, imagery training, cognitive strategies, and psychological testing.

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on dental implantology at the ICOI World Congress XX in Berlin. In the field of oral implantology and implant dentistry, Dr. Pikos is both a clinician and educator.

Rose Marie/Otten-Judd, a native Floridian born in St. Petersburg, recently wrote Hopkins Prairie, which is now available in local bookstores. She grew up hunting with her father in the Ocala National Forest and has now written about her childhood years hunting in the prairie.

Jane Boone, licensed massage therapist in Inverness, recently completed the aquatic certification program through the Aquatic Fitness Professionals Association International in Colorado. She will be teaching water aerobics now at Dynabody Gym in Inverness.

Tally-Ho Vacations in Inverness announced that Pat Muller recently returned from a three-day conference in Fort Lauderdale, sponsored by the newly formed Travelbyus. She had the opportunity to speak with representatives with major cruise lines to lean about the newest ships to be launched and those just in the planning stages.

Briefly

The Christmas parade for Crystal River will be held on Dec. 2 and the Inverness parade will be held on Dec. 9. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Crystal River and the city of Inverness will sponsor the events. For more information, call 795-3149 or 726-2801.

Leadership Citrus, a community leadership training program, is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2001. The selection committee is looking for Citrus County residents who have shown a commitment to being involved in community affairs and are willing to devote the time necessary to complete the program. The program will be conducted from Jan. 4 through June 28, with meetings held twice a month. Tuition for the program is $695 per person, which includes seminar materials, field trips, refreshments and meals. For information, call Pat Eldridge at 726-6899 by Nov. 17.

Calendar

Monday

Central Florida Community College, in partnership with the University of North Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is presenting small business development seminars on Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at the Ocala, Citrus County and Levy County campuses, via interactive television. The cost is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. For information, call 854-2322, ext. 1722.

Wednesday

Suncoast Business Masters meets at noon Wednesdays at Crystal Paradise restaurant, 508 N Citrus Ave. in Crystal River. Suncoast Masters networks through leads from members. Only one type of each business is represented. For information, call Dr. William Chaney at 795-5350 or Richard Venticinque at 795-2441.

Thursday

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Florida will meet on Nov. 9 and Dec. 13 through the remainder of 2000, in the Cypress Room in the administration building of Citrus Memorial Hospital. The purpose of the foundation is to grant wishes to children ages 21/2 to 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For information, call 621-5437.

- If you have any announcements to share with our readers, please mail the details to Lisa Peeples, Citrus Times, 301 W Main St., Inverness, FL 34450.

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