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CARES will host "A Matter of Balance" program, an eight-session course designed to help older adults learn how to reduce falls and cope with the fear of falling. Sessions include group discussion, problem solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. The program is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 4 in rooms 3 and 4 in the conference center at Regional Medical Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson; and at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 10 at the Bentley Commons at Zephyrhills, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills. Free. Register early, space is limited. For information, call Pat Sovonick at (727) 514-4770.
Maurice Radford, a former commander at the Pasco County Sheriff's Office who is now running for the top job, will hold a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Friday at the Edwinola retirement home, 14235 Edwinola Way. Radford is one of three Republicans who have filed to challenge Sheriff Chris Nocco in the GOP primary.
• Mitchell High School's hockey team won a state championship earlier this month after not having a team the year before, although there had been a hockey program a few years before that. A headline with a March 7 article incorrectly stated how long the program had existed.
• A funny thing happened with the paperwork when Doyle Hardwick turned himself into the Land O'Lakes jail to serve his 60-day sentence for misuse of 911. Hardwick, who had called a deputy to his Angus Valley home back in September because his wife wouldn't leave him alone and go to bed, arrived March 1 at the jail "intoxicated," according to jail records. Judges expect defendants to report to the jail sober. So Hardwick was booked March 1 and began serving his sentence, but the case paperwork went back to the judge because Hardwick did not report to the jail in a satisfactory way. The judge issued an arrest warrant indicating Hardwick was a "no show," and that paperwork was served March 20 on Hardwick, even though he was already in the jail. As a result of this paperwork provided by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, a Times story that ran Thursday gave the incorrect day that Hardwick was booked at the jail, and did not include the full circumstances under which the arrest warrant was issued.