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Today's Features

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is on vacation this week. Her husband requested this column from 2004 about his 1968 Ford Falcon station wagon be rerun. He still misses that car. Nancy doesn’t.

    Although a brand new Ford F-150 “Lightning” pickup truck tops my husband’s list of dream vehicles, his eyes still mist whenever anyone mentions “the limo.”

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is on vacation this week. Her husband requested this column from 2004 about his 1968 Ford Falcon station wagon be rerun. He still misses that car. Nancy doesn’t.

    Although a brand new Ford F-150 “Lightning” pickup truck tops my husband’s list of dream vehicles, his eyes still mist whenever anyone mentions “the limo.”

  • Farm-to-table is the new look and taste at Cinnamon Sticks in Inverness, where the regular menu is being updated with signature sides and the return of old favorites.

    The restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch, is owned and operated by Ron and Jennifer Dillon, who segued to their present eatery on U.S. 41 South a few years ago from the original Cinnamon Sticks on State Road 44.

  • LECANTO — The slate has been wiped clean and the school is alive.

    Citrus County’s only Catholic school, which survived a permanent shutdown six months ago, has made a 180-degree turn.

  • LECANTO — The slate has been wiped clean and the school is alive.

    Citrus County’s only Catholic school, which survived a permanent shutdown six months ago, has made a 180-degree turn.

  • When it comes to technology, the Citrus County’s School District’s technology specialist may give national educators a run for their money.

    Jerry Swiatek could soon be the Technologist of the Year at the 2014 annual Bammy Awards.

    Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, the Bammy Award is an award recognizing the contributions of educators from across the education fields, according to the Bammy Awards press release.

  • The fall administration of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) retakes will be administered Oct. 6 to 10.

    Students needing to take this assessment may make arrangements with any of the high schools to test during regular school hours. If they wish to take the assessment in the evening, they will need to contact Amy Crowell to make an appointment and find out the location.

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    Katie Hendrick

    Correspondent

    You’re miserable, suffering from a litany of unpleasant symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a fever, a headache, body aches and a sore throat. Before you curse your coughing co-worker for giving you the flu, you might reflect on what you ate last week. Maybe that chicken sat in your refrigerator a little too long before you cooked it.

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    Katie Hendrick

    Correspondent

    You’re miserable, suffering from a litany of unpleasant symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a fever, a headache, body aches and a sore throat. Before you curse your coughing co-worker for giving you the flu, you might reflect on what you ate last week. Maybe that chicken sat in your refrigerator a little too long before you cooked it.

  • Mr. Smith is a 45-year-old white male who noticed some red spots all over his legs and some blood in his stool. He went to see his family physician. The doctor ordered blood work and he found extremely low platelet count, and so he referred the patient to me.

    There are three kinds of cells in the blood. Red blood cells (RBCs) that transport oxygen or white blood cells (WBCs) that fight against infection.