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Linda McNeal was recently named resident manager of the Merrill Lynch Crystal River office. She will be responsible for office operations and oversight of financial consultants. Before her promotion, McNeal was a financial consultant for the company.

Bill Engelman recently joined the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce branch of the Ocala SCORE Chapter 440. Engleman will specialize in advising companies on human resources. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, SCORE is a volunteer organization of retired business people who offer their expertise to new or existing businesses. For a free counseling session with a SCORE volunteer, call the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, 726-2801.

John W. Rowda, D.O., ophthalmologist at the Citrus Eye Center, recently attended a conference in Palm Beach concerning the latest techniques in cataract implant surgery. The conference was sponsored by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Cheryl McFarland was recently accepted into the Florida Chiropractic Association, which represents the majority of licensed chiropractors in the state. An honors graduate of Life Chiropractic College, McFarland has been practicing in Homosassa Springs for three months.


Shoppers will have another culinary option at the Crystal River Mall. Lucy Ho's Chinese Restaurant last week opened at the Treats Food Court. In other mall news, Shoe Doctor, which specializes in repair of shoes, handbags, boots, luggage and golf bags, was recently named retailer of the month.

The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is asking for suggestions for a Christmas theme for the Inverness Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11. To submit your ideas, call the chamber office, 726-2801. The deadline is July 1.

The Homosassa Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced new members for the second quarter: Florida First Federal, Eric Johnson, Handyman/General Maintenance, Modular Mailing Systems Inc., Citrus Memorial Hospital, Boekenoogan Homes Inc., B. G. Rusaw Inc. and Janet Herndon. For information, call 628-2666.