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Registration begins for kids' grief camp

Published Sep. 27, 2005

Hospice of Citrus County on Oct. 20-21 will hold the annual children's grief camp, Camp Good Hope, at the Good Counsel Camp in Floral City. Registration is being accepted.

Camp Good Hope is for children ages 7 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. This camp provides education and support through play, drama, support groups and fun on the banks of the Floral City Lake. Hospice bereavement counselors, guidance directors from Citrus County schools and other volunteers participate in the event.

Anyone interested in the camp should call Wendy Hapner, LCSW at 527-2020.

This annual camp is made possible by the support of the Inverness Kiwanis, other local contributors and a fashion show, which will be Aug. 12 at Andre's of Citrus Hills.

Humanitarians of Florida

move into new digs

CRYSTAL RIVER _ The Humanitarians of Florida have a new office, Manchester House, 1149 Conant Avenue, located off State Road 44 just west of the Key Training center nursery. The group plans to set up a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and thrift shop. The group needs a volunteer to mow its lawn about once every two weeks. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. June 3 at the office. For information on becoming a volunteer, call Eileen Rippey at 795-1547.

Inverness boat ramps

closed due to water levels

INVERNESS _ Inverness city boat ramps located on North Apopka Avenue and on State Road 44 have been closed due to receding lake levels and present conditions which make it dangerous to attempt boat launching at these sites. The ramps will reopen when conditions improve and the facilities can be used safely. For more information, call the City of Inverness Department of Parks and Recreation at 726-3913.

4-H seeks applicants

for foundation directors

INVERNESS _ The Citrus County 4-H Foundation is seeking applicants who would be willing to serve as directors for the foundation. The Citrus County 4-H Foundation has been in existence since 1986 and continues to be the major support for scholarships and awards for 4-H members and volunteers. In addition the foundation helps to promote 4-H throughout Citrus County.

Applications are available at the Citrus County 4-H Office, 3600 S Florida Ave., Inverness or by calling 726-2141.

Programs and activities offered by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion or national origin. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact our office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request. For hearing impaired, please contact the Florida relay Center at 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).

Genealogical expert

offers free seminars

LECANTO _ The Citrus County Genealogical Society will have a free summer program of three, two-hour seminars presented by Beverly Hills resident, Toni Martinazzi. She is an accomplished genealogist with varied experience in the field and has written two books on her research that can be found in the Library of Congress. The topics will be: "What to Do When There is Nowhere to Start" on June 13; "Don't Take Their Word For It" on July 11 and "Help! I'm Buried in Paper" on Aug. 15.

The seminars will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Church of Latter Day Saints on Southern Street in Lecanto. Public welcome. For information, call Clara Osterhoudt at 527-1878.