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Thanks for job well done on athletic fields fix-up

Published Sep. 16, 2005

Editor: Thanks to Stan Olsen and Laurie Frutchey and their very industrious personnel for the wonderful work they have been performing on the athletic fields at Lecanto High School.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet with Ms. Frutchey and discuss our needs for improving the athletic fields. The plan was to renovate the football playing field in the following manner: verti-cutting, aerating, top dressing, fertilizing and sprigging new grass. On June 8, the amazing crew from Olsen's golf course arrived with equipment in tow and completed the task in less than five hours.

In addition to completely overhauling our reel-type mower, they loaned us a John Deere mower until ours was once again ready for use.

Future plans include assisting us in a weed-control program and designing an automatic irrigation system. Olsen's generosity has been overwhelming as he insisted that all the work, as well as the cost of the fertilizer, be donated to the high school.

Randy Kegler, agri-science teacher

Lecanto High School

Park opening success aided by publicity

Editor: Thank you for helping us publicize the grand opening of our South Levy Recreational Park on July 4. It was a considerable success, due in part to the Times' cooperation in acquainting the public with the date, time and activities offered.

As your readers may know, the south Levy area had no park devoted to comprehensive recreation for both youngsters and adults.

While it is weighted toward youth, the park also will offer many adult activities. Because it is located near communities of Citrus and Marion counties, it is expected to be useful to them, as it will be to those in Levy County.

Bernard M. Campbell, Inglis