Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

City seeks people to serve on a Great Brooksvillian screening committee

BROOKSVILLE

People needed to serve on award Council

The city of Brooksville is seeking individuals to serve on a screening committee to review nominations for the 2012 Great Brooksvillian and make a recommendation to the City Council. The council will review the names of those interested and make appointments to the committee, which will meet at least twice during regular business hours at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Anyone interested in serving on the committee must provide a submission of interest no later than 5 p.m. July 27 at the city clerk's office. For information, call (352) 540-3853 or send email to [email protected]

Get legal questions answered at event

The Hernando County Bar Association will host its Ask-A-Lawyer program from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in the County Commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Residents may ask legal questions and discuss legal issues at no cost or obligation. For information, call (352) 684-6545.

PHCC to host open house Thursday

Pasco-Hernando Community College will host an open house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Information will be available about associate degree and career and certificate programs, including legal assisting, human services, information technology and health programs, as well as about admissions, financial aid, student support services and veterans affairs. Tours of health and science labs, teaching-learning centers, libraries and computer labs will be available. Those attending are asked to RSVP online at phcc.edu/rsvp. For details, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

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Tournament offers poker and pool

Compassion for All His Creatures will have its fourth annual Texas Hold'em and 8-ball Tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday at Capone's Billiards, 10463 County Line Road. Doors open at noon. More than $1,500 in donations will be given away, with prizes going to the top six finishers in each category. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the day. The cost is $15 to enter the pool tournament and $10 for the poker tournament. Call Peggy at (352) 754-9692.

MASARYKTOWN

Yard sale benefits equestrian group

The Arc Nature Coast POSSE equestrian group will have a yard sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 16047 Psenka St. There will be tack and other horse items, baked goods and miscellaneous items. Proceeds will benefit the POSSE (Promoting Opportunities and Skills with Special Equestrians) program. Donations for the sale are being accepted. Call (352) 796-9702.

Today's picks

Shorebird Aviary grand opening and dedication: 10 a.m., Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa (enter the park at the Fishbowl Drive entrance). Free. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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