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Asphalt work will close six rail crossings in Hernando County

COUNTYWIDE

Asphalt work will close six rail crossings

The Hernando County engineering office has announced that railroad crossings will be closed Monday through Wednesday on the following roads: Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard, Wilson Boulevard, Ayers Road, Main Street, East Avenue and Yontz Road. Improvements will be made to the asphalt at the crossings to make the surface smoother. Motorists may experience slight delays when traveling these roads. For information, call Bob Carpenter at the engineering office at (352) 754-4062.

Apply for food, shelter programs

Friday is the deadline to apply for funds under Phase 27 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Hernando County has received an additional $58,478 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Funding, which will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by service agencies in the county. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Applications are available at the United Way of Hernando County, 4042 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by sending e-mail to uwhernando@tampabay.rr.com or calling (352) 688-2026.

HERNANDO BEACH

Training set for weather spotters

The National Weather Service will conduct a Skywarn weather training and update class at 7 p.m. May 27 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. This free two-hour class will certify participants as National Weather Service "weather spotters" — local weather observers — for a three-year period. The class is sponsored by the Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club and the National Weather Service in Ruskin. There are no obligations. All training materials are provided. Participants do not need to be ham radio operators. Those attending should bring their own paper and a pencil or pen for taking notes. RSVP to Dave Millendorf, (352) 650-0023 or flastormwatcher@aol.com.

BROOKSVILLE

Hospital auxiliary needs volunteers

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers for various positions. Shifts can be mornings or afternoons. Year-round residents are preferred. For information, call (352) 544-6117 or (352) 544-6080, or visit www.brooksvilleregional.net.

Today's picks

Hernando Jazz Society season's final jam: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Free admission for members; nonmembers pay $9. (352) 666-4842.

Stage West presents Epic Proportions: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $18. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and an hour before each show. The show continues through May 24. Call (352) 683-5113.

Dinner-dance with Frankie Dee NY Orchestra: 2-5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Admission is $10; dinner is $6. (352) 596-9486.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Asphalt work will close six rail crossings in Hernando County 05/16/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:58pm]
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