County briefs 3/22/14

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By The Staff

Beagan out of school board race

The supervisor of elections office announced Friday that John Thomas Beagan has withdrawn from the Citrus County School Board District 3 race.

With official qualifying three months away, three candidates are in the race so far: Doug Dodd, Quinton Herrin Jr. and Sheila Whitelaw.

Incumbent Pat Deutschman is not seeking re-election.


Breakfast to support return of POW

From 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, the public can have breakfast and support the effort to call on the government of Afghan­istan to release prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl.

The breakfast, at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s restaurant at 1231 U.S. 41 N., Inverness, costs $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice.

Bring Bowe Home Project information will be available, there will be petitions to sign and wristbands and decals available for a donation.


Event set to honor Vietnam veterans

VFW Post 4337, 906 State Road 44, Inverness invites all Vietnam War veterans and their families to observe Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Saturday, March 29.

The post will open at 9 a.m., with Vietnam War-era music playing all day and into the night. There will be a pig roast, with food to be available starting at 3 p.m.

For information, call 352-344-3495 or 352-220-3487.


Taste of Inverness  to feature local fare

The eighth annual Taste of Inverness will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Liberty Park on Lake Henderson. Enjoy food, art and live entertainment with the Blue Stem Prairie Band. 

Participating restaurants include Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Chefs of Napoli, Coach’s Halftime Pub, Domino’s Pizza, Fox Den Winery, Highland Place, Ice Cream Dr, Lakeside Bar & Grille, Lynn’s Ice Cream, McLeod House Bistro, Nicole’s House of Cakes, Papa John’s Pizza, Pine Street Pub, Publix Catering, Rustic Ranch, Rutabaga’s Etc., Sonny’s BBQ in Inverness and Stumpknocker’s. 

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Net proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. 

For tickets and information, call the Boys & Girls Clubs at 352-621-9225 or the city of Inverness at 352-726-2611, ext. 1304; or, online at www.inverness.webconnex.com/TOI. 


Democrat Club meeting Tuesday

The Crystal River Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Oysters Restaurant, Crystal River. Those wishing to have dinner before should arrive by 6p.m.

 The speaker will be Steve Davis, Citrus County Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator.  

 Business will include the election of officers.

 All Democrats are welcome. For information, call 352-795-5384. ­