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School board chooses building contractor

School board members Tuesday nearly were forced to toss a coin to chose a contractor for the new school system administration building. When the low bidder on the project, a contractor from Pensacola, withdrew his bid because he incorrectly had totaled figures, there was a tie between two companies with the next lowest bid of $1.575-million. The contractors submitting that bid were Ajax Construction, which built additions at Pleasant Grove and Hernando elementary schools and the Lecanto Middle and Primary schools; and Edwards Construction, which built Rock Crusher Elementary School, the Citrus Springs Elementary School addition and the Inverness adult education center. The board opted to give the contract to Edwards to even out the jobs so each will have constructed four school projects in the county.Benefit concert to feature Miami singers

LECANTO _ The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation will sponsor its second annual benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium. The University of Miami Singers will perform choral music under the direction of Dr. Lee Kjelson. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door for adults, and $2 in advance and $3 at the door for children. For tickets, call Fred Stone at 344-6588.

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