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Theresa Campbell

Originally from Anderson, Ind., Theresa worked for The Herald-Bulletin for many years. After experiencing a winter with 53 inches of snow, her late husband asked her to get a job in Florida, and they headed south. Well known in the area, Theresa worked with The Daily Sun and The Daily Commercial prior to joining Akers. “I finally have my dream job. I’ve wanted to work for a magazine since I was a teenager, and I’m very excited to be here,” Theresa says. “There is such positive energy at Akers that it’s infectious.” Theresa has three grown daughters—Julia lives in San Francisco, Emily is in Austin, Tex., and Maria is at the University of Central Florida.
USB’s Connie Frady elected to chair BancServe

USB’s Connie Frady elected to chair BancServe

 United Southern Bank’s chief financial officer and senior vice president, Connie Frady, has been elected chairman of the BancServ Board of Directors at the recent annual meeting of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) hosted in Naples.   “We are honored that Connie has been elected by her peers to this prestigious position,” United Southern Bank President and CEO, Greg Nelson, said in a press statement. …
After fire, Melody needs a home

After fire, Melody needs a home

In order to boost adoption efforts at the Lake County Animal Shelter, Elisha Pappacoda, public information officer for Lake County, is highlighting pooches in need of a home. Melody, an 8-month-old pup, came to the shelter with 18 of her pals after a July 2 house fire. “This sweet girl is an old soul who just wants to be loved and feel secure after her…
Azure Water among 50 ‘companies to watch’

Azure Water among 50 ‘companies to watch’

Azure Water Company continues to garner top honors after winning “The Best Tasting Water in The World” at the 2017 Berkeley Springs International Water tasting contest earlier this year, and now the Leesburg bottling plant has been hailed as one of 50 top Florida companies to watch, according to GrowFL. Azure Water and the other 49 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees throughout…
LRMC to host Mom-To-Be Expo

LRMC to host Mom-To-Be Expo

Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) will host its second annual Mom-To-Be Expo from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the hospital’s West Lobby. This free community event is geared for women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and who want to learn more about what the hospital has to offer. “Guests at the Mom-To-Be Expo will be able to learn more…
LSSC wins state approval to grant bachelor’s in nursing

LSSC wins state approval to grant bachelor’s in nursing

Lake-Sumter State College received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and the news is generating excitement among prospective nursing students. “In less than 24 hours we have already gotten great response from students in the community through social media. There has been overwhelming excitement and interest in the program already,” says Kevin Yurasek,…
County commissioners honor probation officers

County commissioners honor probation officers

This week, July 16-22, marks Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, and the Lake County Probation Services Division joins agencies throughout the U.S. in recognizing the work of pretrial, probation and parole supervision professionals do on a daily basis for public safety. The county’s probation staff was honored by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners with a proclamation during the July 11 board meeting.…
Proposed LSSC bachelor degree in nursing up for state approval

Proposed LSSC bachelor degree in nursing up for state approval

Lake-Sumter State College administrators and trustees, including President Stanley Sidor, are in Tallahassee today to seek approval for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the State Board of Education. “There is already significant unmet demand for nursing positions in our communities, and these jobs are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022,” says Sidor in a press release. “Coupled with the…
Famous architect’s work focus of Eustis library program

Famous architect’s work focus of Eustis library program

Master storyteller Timothy Totten will present “The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright” during a 6 p.m. July 24 program at Eustis Memorial Library in honor of the American architect’s 150th birthday. Tottten will share his knowledge gained during the years he has spent studying the man named “America’s Greatest Architect” by the American Institute of Architects during the 90-minute presentation, He relies on hundreds of…
Umatilla city manager chosen LSSC trustees’ chairman

Umatilla city manager chosen LSSC trustees’ chairman

R. Scott Blankenship has been elected chairman of the District Board of Trustees of Lake-Sumter State College for 2017-18, according to college officials. He was appointed to the District Board of Trustees in 2009 and served as vice chairman for 2016-2017. He succeeds Mr. Kelly Rice, who will remain on the board. “I am honored to have been elected by our distinguished Board of Trustees…
Citrus tips, dishes to be shared Saturday by extension agents

Citrus tips, dishes to be shared Saturday by extension agents

In addition to its succulent citrus, Mia Wilchcombe, family and consumer science agent for UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, says Central Florida is the ideal locale to grow fruits at home. The public is invited to learn more about Caribbean crops, how to plant them in your yard, and eat them at your table or right off of the tree, during a program being offered 10…
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