County briefs 7/12/14

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By The Staff

­Fundraiser slated for cancer victim

A Citrus Springs business will be having a fundraiser to help a neighbor in her battle with cancer.

Aspire Salon and Spa, 9533 N. Citrus Ave., will host the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

The fundraiser is to help Wanda Sierra, a Citrus Springs resident who has been battling multiple myeloma since she was diagnosed with the cancer in January.

Sierra was initially diagnosed with solitary bone plasmacytoma in April 2013 and during a PET scan in January 2014, doctors discovered lesions in her pelvic bone, spine and sternum. The multiple lesions were identified as multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable form of cancer.

Sierra, who has worked at Citrus Memorial hospital for more than 20 years, is currently undergoing a stem cell transplant, which is expected to improve her quality of life.

For more information on Sierra’s progress, go to Team Wanda Sierra on Facebook or www.gofundme.com/8w1k50.


Save Waters Week meeting July 21

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

The purpose of the meeting is to plan and coordinate activities for Citrus County’s 19th 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 additional information should call Lace Blue-McLean at 352-201-0149. 


Port authority meeting scheduled for July 22

The Citrus County Port Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, in Room 100 of the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. 

The following items are on the agenda:

+  Discussion on the status of the Port Feasibility Study.

+  Request for authorization for development of an Invitation to Negotiate for the Barge Canal Boat Ramp/Marina Development.

+  Discussion of the Port Administration Transition Plan.

To review the agenda, visit the Clerk of the Courts at http://citruscountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx. 


Volunteers sought for telephone program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has announced it will have a Telephone Reassurance Program workshop, which is focused on regular intervals of contact by telephone with shut-in seniors. 

Those wishing to learn about this volunteer opportunity to serve seniors in need should attend the workshop, starting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Central Ridge Community Center in Beverly Hills. Light refreshments will be served. 

To reserve a seat, call the Nature Coast Volunteer Center at 352-249-1275.