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Chants, dance and stunts at Hernando cheerleading camp


Chants, dance and stunts at cheer camp

Springstead Eagles Summer Cheerleading Camp will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8-10 at Springstead High School gymnasium, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

It is open to youth ages 7 to 14, who will learn motions, jumps, cheers, chants, dances and stunt skills. A performance for friends and family will be at 4 p.m. on the last day of camp.

The camp will be conducted by the Springstead High School Cheer and Stunt Team, under the guidance of coaches Tracey Johnston and Cecelia Page. The cost is $80 per person, which includes snacks, crafts and a T-shirt. Participants are to bring their own lunches. Call Coach Johnston at 238-2178.


Training will close office for part of day

The Hernando County Health Department Vital Statistics office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday for staff training. The office, at 15470 Flight Path Drive in the Airport Industrial Park, will be open that day from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call the Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center at 540-6800, ext. 82110, or visit the Hernando County Health Department Web site at

Learn about storms' effect on trees

Urban Horticulture Agent Jim Moll will present "Hurricanes and Trees" at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.

Participants will learn what has caused tree failure in previous storms, and what preventative measures can be taken now.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are asked due to limited seating. Call 754-4433.

Volleyball camp is open to girls

The Central High School volleyball teams will host a Junior Bears Volleyball Camp from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28-30 at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.

The camp is open to girls who will be entering the sixth through ninth grades at any school. Participants will learn basic skills up to preparation for high school tryouts.

The cost is $65, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available in the front office at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, or by calling Coach Vicki Weaver at 799-5323.


Sheriff's event needs sponsors, bowlers

Lane and team sponsors are needed for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office's eighth annual Bowling Extravaganza that will be July 12 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration will be at noon and bowling starts at 1 p.m.

The cost for a team sponsorship is $75 for a team of four bowlers, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. Lane sponsorships are $100; the names of all sponsors will be prominently displayed at the event. The cost for both a team and lane sponsorship is $150.

Individual bowlers are also invited to participate. The cost is $20 per bowler (includes shoe rental).

Money raised from the event will benefit the Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services (YES) programs that are taught in both public and private schools by Sheriff's Office personnel, including DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training).

The deadline for sponsorships is July 3. For information, call 754-6830, ext. 53671 or ext. 53679.

Get your child's car seat inspected

We Remember, Inc. will host a child passenger safety seat inspection station Thursday through Saturday at the Wal-Mart at 13300 Cortez Blvd.

All those who have children and child safety seats in their vehicles are encouraged to have their vehicles inspected by a nationally-certified child passenger safety seat inspector, including parents who are sure theirs are properly installed. Studies show that four out of five child safety seats are installed incorrectly, which may possibly result in injuries or death in case of an accident.

Weather permitting, the station will be set up in the parking lot from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 21.

Those interested must sign up for a scheduled time slot at the customer service desk inside Wal-Mart.

We Remember, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness through education, public speaking and providing limited assistance to victims and survivors of drunk driving. All donations are tax-deductible.

Art, craft show is looking for patrons

The Spring Hill Art League seeks sponsors for the 35th annual Harvest of Art juried fine art/craft show, which will be Nov. 15-16 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.

Proceeds benefit the art league's scholarship program ($1,000 scholarships are awarded yearly to graduating Hernando County seniors). Sponsors can be an exhibitor at the event, advertise in the event's newspaper supplement or pledge an amount for an Art Purchase Award.

Cash contributions to the scholarship fund are appreciated. Those contributors of $100 or more will be listed in the supplement and recognized at the show.

For information, call Paul at 597-7435.


Got some time to help? Here's a chance

United Way of Hernando County needs volunteers for the Volunteer Hernando program and to staff the United Way's Volunteer Reception Center, which provides assistance to those in need when a disaster strikes Hernando County.

A discussion group for those interested in volunteering will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 9 at Capital City Bank, 14302 Spring Hill Drive.

Representatives from Hernando County Emergency Management and GPI Southeast Inc. will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Those interested are asked to RSVP to United Way at 688-2026 or

Chants, dance and stunts at Hernando cheerleading camp 06/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:01pm]
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