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Citrus SO reminds importance of early, special needs storm prep

Citrus SO reminds importance of early, special needs storm prep

Citrus County, Florida-- In the days before a hurricane hits, the lines at grocery stores often seem to wrap around the building as shoppers stock up on day-to-day essentials like water, ice and batteries. But for people with special needs, planning for a storm should start weeks — or even months — in advance of a hurricane.

With hurricane season ramping up, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all of our citizens to register with Emergency Management’s special needs program as soon as possible.

Citrus County commissioners honor Chaplain Reverend Alan Woody

Citrus County commissioners honor Chaplain Reverend Alan Woody

Citrus County, Florida-- The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners recently proclaimed June 11th as "Chaplain Reverend Alan Woody Day".

They presented the proclamation to honor Chaplain Woody, who currently volunteers for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and serves as Director of Mission Possible Inc.

Smoke Alarm Program for Seniors in June

Smoke Alarm Program for Seniors in June

Citrus County, Florida -- Seniors in Citrus County can get help with their smoke alarms.  The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, Nature Coast Volunteer Center has been awarded the Communities for a Lifetime grant from the state of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.  

The purpose of this program is to provide and install smoke alarms through the month of June for seniors in need age 60 and older. The overall objective is to help at-risk seniors age in a place safely and independently.  

Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

 

Citrus County, Florida-- Out of over 180,000 teachers in the state, one of Citrus County's own has been chosen as a top-five finalist in the 2014 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year contest!

Nancy Smith of Citrus High School received quite the surprise Thursday morning as the school's principal, students and Florida Department of Education and Macy's reps did a special "Teacher of the Year Shake Dance" around her and delivered the exciting news.

County: March named “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”

County: March named “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”

Citrus County, Florida-- The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on March 12, 2013 proclaiming the month of March as “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” in Citrus County.  To accept the proclamation was Troy Davidson, a Key Training Center client and Neale Brennan, Key Center Foundation.

Central Citrus Little League honors Grounds Maintenance work at park

Central Citrus Little League honors Grounds Maintenance work at park

 

Beverly Hills, Florida-- During Opening Day for Central Citrus Little League last Saturday, County Grounds Maintenance workers were honored for all of their hard work at the local parks. 

The photo above shows a banner recently installed by the league in honor of the County’s work at Central Ridge District Park.  

Click here for more information on Central Ridge District Park.