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County's health workers lauded for preparedness


Health Workers Lauded for Preparedness

The Hernando County Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its ability to respond to public health emergencies. The department met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a partnership between the national association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Expectations were met in three key areas: preparedness planning, workforce competency and demonstration of all hazards readiness through exercises or a response to a real event. For information on Project Public Health Ready, visit For information on the Health Department emergency response, call Nina Mattei at (352) 540-6822.


Final chance for input on budget

County Administrator David Hamilton will host his final community budget meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Residents will have the opportunity to review and ask questions about the county budget for fiscal year 2010-11. For information, call (352) 754-4000.


Photos wanted for county calendar

The city of Brooksville invites amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit their Hernando County photos for the 2011 Hernando County Community Calendar. Photos can be submitted in 20 categories, including the Brooksville Raid, Swamp Fest, Heritage Day and the Weeki Wachee Boat Parade. Thirteen photographs will be selected for the calendar and will be on display at an exhibit at the Fall Art Reception at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery. Rules and details are available at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., and online at Submissions will be accepted at City Hall through Sept. 24, no exceptions. Contact Rhonda Hancock or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810, or send e-mail to or to


Thomas Kidder, the victim of a July 31 shooting in Spring Hill, did not tell investigators he owned the handgun involved in the shooting. The gun, which belonged to a Pasco County sheriff's deputy, had been stolen by another person. A story in Sunday's edition incorrectly attributed information to Kidder.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Divorce Care program begins: 6:30-8 p.m., Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building C, Room 202, 10051 Country Road. This is a 13-week program. The workbook is $13. Free childcare available. (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

Mommy & Me: 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. For children ages 2-4. $40 per year. (352) 796-2096 or (813) 495-0920.

Youth Livestock Committee preregistration information seminar: 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

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