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Published Dec. 1, 2006

The Key Training Center will auction a "Meet and Greet Pass with Gretchen Wilson" during the Country Rocks the Canyon event featuring Wilson's Redneck Revolution Tour with special guest Blake Shelton. The event is Dec. 9 at the Rock Crusher Canyon. The Mike Hampton Pitching-In Foundation is making the auction possible, and the event will raise funds for services to adults with developmental disabilities. Here is how the auction will work: Bids will be accepted starting today . The minimum bid is $50. To make a bid, e-mail or call the foundation at 527-8228. A daily morning e-mail will be sent with the current bid amount. The auction will close at 4:30 p.m. Thursday . The winner will need to have purchased concert tickets. For those who may not have tickets yet, all seats are reserved seating. Reserved floor seats can be purchased from the Key Training Center with tickets ranging from $40 to $60. The meet-and-greet pass will be given to the winner on Dec. 8.


Little League registration begins

The Inverness Little League is now accepting players for the 2007 softball and baseball season. Registration dates and places are as follows:

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Holden Park soccer field

* Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Holden Park soccer field

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 6, Inverness Middle School

* 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11, Inverness Middle School

* 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 13, Inverness Middle School

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20, Whispering Pines Park (player tryouts)

* 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jan. 27, Whispering Pines Park (player tryouts)

All players need their original birth certificate and proof of residence. Anyone interested in being a manager, coach or volunteer must fill out a form during registration times or through a Little League board member before Dec. 9.

Volunteers are also needed for umpires and the concession stand. For information, call 344-8820, 560-7300, 341-2456 or 726-8347.


Bring new toys to club's Santa Fly-In

A "Santa Fly-In" sponsored by Tri-County R/C Club begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the club's fly field on Bridges Road. Landing fee is a new unwrapped toy with a value of at least $10. Spectators are encouraged to bring a toy for the Toys for the Kids drive cosponsored by the Dunnellon Fire Department. Rainbow Cafe open. Call Chris, 527-9893.