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During the Oct. 28 meeting of the Citrus County Commission several people were honored for their service to the county and the community. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to:

Karen Blount, former member of the Special Library District Advisory Board, April 2001 - November 2002.

Peter Monteleone, former member of the County Water and Wastewater Authority Board, November 1999 - November 2002.

Theresa A. Girdwain, former member of the County Water and Wastewater Authority Board, September 2000 - November 2002.

Johnnie Mounts, former member of the County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, November 1999 - November 2002.

Plaques were presented to the following people in recognition of their service to the county and the community.

Carrol M. Cave, Ed. D, former member of the Special Library District Advisory Board, June 1998 - September 2003.

Jean Grant, former member of the County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, September 1997 - September 2003.

Gregory B. Hagar, former member of the County Industrial Development Authority Board, October 1996 - March 2002.

A Certificate of Achievement was also presented to Chet Olshewsky in recognition and honor of his selection as the 2003 Florida Master Gardener of the Year.

TAKE A LOOK

PROMOTING PUBLIC SAFETY: Information was plentiful as close to 30 area businesses, organizations and governmental agencies gathered to showcase their products and services at the eighth annual Safety Expo in the Crystal River Mall. Held each year in October to coincide with National Crime Prevention Month, the expo is sponsored by the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council. Sgt. Chris Evan, who heads up the sheriff's Crime Prevention Division, stands by the agency's display highlighting a new crime prevention campaign with a "Lock It or Lose It!" theme.

RECREATION AND SPORTS

Boating course graduates

Several local residents recently completed the basic boating and seamanship course offered by Homosassa Coast Guard Auxiliary 15-04. This course provided the students with seamanship techniques, legal responsibilities, personal safety for crew and passengers, boat handling, rules of the road, the latest federal boating regulations and other subjects that will allow them to become more proficient boat handlers. Back row, from left, B. Bryan, D. Hensley, B. Coleman, R. Shafer, R. McCaslin, C. Grau, E. Barry, E. Nuzzi, D. Ashley, L. Taylor, W. Miranda and E. Miranda. Front row, from left, R. Kaves, B. Hall, P. Firestone, L. Petruccelli, T. Grau, R. Nuzzi, J. Ashley and V. Onorio. The Homosassa Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the Homosassa Springs Lions Club. Anyone interested in safe boating, serving the Coast Guard and the boating public is invited. For information, call Joseph Michon at 860-1992 or visit the group's Web site at www.uscgaux.org/0701504/.

SAFE BOATERS: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Crystal River Flotilla 15-1 recently held a boating safety and seamanship class. Shown with the instructor, P. Ronan, kneeling, are the graduates. From left front row: Dr. A. Liu, Dr. B. Liu, S. Lee, W. Ogden, J. Smith and M. McNiff. Back row from left: C. Diehl, E. Riegen, G. Wehrenberg, K. Spaulding, D. Spaulding, R. Johnson, K. Dobronyi, V. Mendenhall, R. Dobronyi, R. Smith and H. Pierce.

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