Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Blood drive in memory of Hernando High teachers killed in 1996

BROOKSVILLE

Blood drive in memory of slain teachers

A memorial blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. The drive is in memory of Mike Imhoff and Mike Bristol, who were shot and killed in January 1996 when they stopped along the side of the road north of Brooksville to help a troubled teenager. Both men worked at Hernando High; Imhoff was the football coach and Bristol was a math teacher. Donors must be at least 17 (16-year-olds can donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and show a valid photo ID. Call LifeSouth at (352) 596-2002.

City prepares for historic welcome

The Brooksville City Council and the city's Beautification Board will unveil the first "Welcome to Historic Brooksville" sign at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the east side of Broad Street, just before the entrance to Southern Hills Boulevard. The art was designed by local artist Faith Bradburn Keller, working in conjunction with Artisan Signs Inc. of Sarasota. The foundation and base was built by Wolf Contracting Inc. of Brooksville using historic bricks.

Motor coach crew hosts annual rally

The Southeast Area of the Family Motor Coach Association will host its annual rally Wednesday through Feb. 5 at the Hernando County Airport, off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville. The rally is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 4. Day passes are $7 (children 12 and younger admitted free), and three-day passes are $10 (for vendor/coach display only); there is an additional cost for seminars. For information, call (352) 796-0154.

SPRING HILL

Learn the ins, outs of grant writing

A grant writing workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The program is sponsored by Knowledge Gives Power and will be presented by Barbara Sweinberg, who has more than 35 years of experience writing grants. Participants will learn the components of writing a successful grant proposal for nonprofit organizations, churches, government agencies and teachers from public and private schools. Participants should bring a bag lunch. The cost is $50 for those who register in advance and $65 at the door. For a registration form or information, send email to [email protected] givespower.org or work [email protected] power.org.

Today's meetings

Hernando County School Board, counsel applicant interviews, 8:30 a.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 2:30 p.m., Microtel Inn and Suites I-75, 6298 Nature Coast Blvd., Ridge Manor West.

Today's pick

Lu the Hippo's 52nd birthday party: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12; group rates available. (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002. homosassa springs.org/Homosassa.cfm.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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