Community to honor slain woman at vigil
Community leaders have organized a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Sarah Davis, the 80-year-old woman who was found slain in her home Saturday morning. The vigil will start around 7 p.m. at Davis' home at 815 St. Francis St. Davis spent more than 30 years as a teacher at Moton School — once the only school for African-Americans in Hernando County — and later worked in a number roles throughout the community. Her funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The burial is at Brooksville Cemetery.
Health services limited for training
The Hernando County Health Department-Nature Coast Community Health Center has announced that services will be limited today while employees participate in a training session. The Brooksville front office at 300 S Main St. will remain open to provide information for walk-ins. The Spring Hill office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd. and the office at the Airport Industrial Park, south of Brooksville, will be closed. Medical, nursing, nutrition, dental, environmental and vital statistic services will not be available that day. Regular hours will resume Friday. Call (352) 540-6800.
Blood bank issues a call for donors
As seasonal residents head back north, the number of blood donations has drastically dropped at LifeSouth Community Blood Center. The center asks those in the community who can donate to help out. The blood center at 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent), and weigh at least 110 pounds. All donors must present photo identification. For information, or a list of Bloodmobile locations, call (352) 596-2002.
Event encourages arts experiments
Hernando County POP (People of Passion) will offer a Day of Discovery for artists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the facility at 417 W Jefferson St. The program is for those wishing to try a new or different art medium without having to purchase all the supplies. It will be a day of experimentation, with five area artists offering their supplies and expertise. Mediums include watercolor, oils, sculpture, pastels, batik and polymer clay. The cost, $25, includes a light lunch. Registration required. Hernando County POP is a nonprofit community cultural arts center. Visit hcpop.com. Call (352) 345-4462.
Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport Office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville.