County briefs 7/28/14

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By The Staff

­State Rep. Smith’s office moving

Effective Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith’s district office will be moving to the Inverness Government Center. The new location will be open for business effective Monday, Aug. 4. The address is 212 W. Main St., Suite 208 A, Inverness. 

Contact numbers are 325-560-6020 and fax 352-560-6022.


Democratic clubs unite on Aug. 2

There will be a combined meeting of all four Democratic clubs at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills.

The guest speaker will be Beverly Howard, candidate for the District 4 seat on the Citrus County School Board. A business meeting will take place after she speaks.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served. 


Volunteers sought for vets program

The Veterans Appreciation Week Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee will have its annual Veterans in the Classroom program Nov. 5 to 14, as part of its 22nd annual Veterans Appreciation Week activities.

Coordinated by the Citrus County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the Veterans in the Classroom program brings living history to the classrooms of the county’s public and private schools, as well as home school groups. Veterans share with students their first-hand military experiences and travels while serving our country in uniform around the world in peace and war. 

The model Veterans in the Classroom program was recognized in 2008 with a Florida Education Foundation award. The program’s success has generated the need for additional veterans to share their experiences with students. Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq, Air Force, National Guard and women veterans are especially needed as participants.

All interested veterans are encouraged to contact Mac McLeod at 352-746-1384 or cmcleod670 @earthlink.net; or Bob Crawford at 352-270-9025 or baddogusmc@tampabay.rr.com.