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 Patrick Crippen, Republican for sheriff, has scheduled three meet-and-greets: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Hardwood Smokehouse in the Crystal River Mall; 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at Margarita Breeze, Crystal River; 5 to 8:30 p.m. toy drive for Salvation Army, Thursday, Dec. 12 at Fat Daddy's restaurant.

Mel Eakley, Republican for sheriff, will have a meet-and-greet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Seagrass Restaurant, 10386 W. Halls River Road, Homosassa. Information:

• Ruthie Schlabach, Republican for county commission District 3, will have a campaign kickoff from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at Blue Gill's Bait Shop and Eatery. Information: email


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