County briefs 4/19/14

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By The Staff

­N. Suncoast GOP meeting canceled

Due to Easter weekend, the North Suncoast Republican Club will not meet today.  

The regular meeting on the third Saturday of each month will resume May 17 at the Sugarmill Country Club, Homosassa. 

A forum for Citrus County Commission candidates for District 2 will be on the program.

On Saturday, June 21, there will be a forum for candidates in the District 4 county commission race.

For information, go to www.NSRC-gop.com or call Dr. Bruce Bryn, president, at 352-503-7375, or Chuck Haffenden, director, at 352-382-2939.


Resident pre-files for Mosquito Control

Stephen Edward Pochis of Beverly Hills has pre-filed to run as a candidate for Seat 1 of the Mosquito Control District, according to the Citrus County Supervisor of Elections Office.


Save Waters Week planners to meet

The Citrus 20/20 Inc. Save Our Waters Week Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, in Room 219 of the Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path off County Road 491. 

The purpose of the meeting is to plan and coordinate activities for Citrus County’s 19 annual Save Our Waters Week, Sept. 20 to 27. All interested organizations and individuals are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. 

Any organization or individual desiring more information should call Lace Blue-McLean at 352-201-0149. 


Humanitarians open new clinic

The Humanitarians of Florida opened its new clinic Monday at 1031 Commerce Terrace, Lecanto. 

The new clinic, at the former Serenity Day Spa, is two-tenths of a mile east of its previous facility. 

The nonprofit humane organization, dedicated to relieving animal suffering, will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Refreshments will be served. 


Diaper drive to benefit food pantry

The Kiwanis Club of Homosassa Springs is urging Citrus County residents to donate packages of disposable diapers to benefit We Care Food Pantry in Homosassa.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, club members will be accepting donations of diapers of all sizes, including adult, at the Homosassa Walmart, 6885 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa.

“This is a desperate need in Citrus County that people aren’t aware of,” said Iris Whittaker, Kiwanis of Homosassa Springs president. “You think about buying food to give, but you don’t think about buying diapers.”

She added diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps. 

Also, many low-income parents don’t have their own washers and dryer to launder cloth diapers, and sometimes laundromats prohibit cloth diapers from being washed in their machines.