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Event to celebrate 75th anniversary of Florida state forests


Event honors State forests' 75th birthday

The 75th anniversary of the Florida state forests will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to noon June 25 at the Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Management Training Center, 24059 Childs Road, off U.S. 41 N. The celebration will include oral and photo history of the Withlacoochee State Forest, as well as forest management, fire control and recreation displays. Smokey Bear and the Wildfire Clown will visit and light refreshments will be provided. For information, call (352) 754-6896.

Zoo offers low-cost pet vaccinations

Veterinary staff from the Florida International Teaching Zoo will provide a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper/parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and dog kennel cough/bordetella shots will be $15. All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided. All proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility currently under construction in Bushnell. For information, call (352) 867-7788 (leave a message).

GOP to select caucus delegates

The Hernando County Republican Party will hold its Presidency 5 Caucus meeting to select delegates at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.; 75 percent of the delegates will be chosen by lottery. The Presidency 5 will be held Sept. 22-25, and will feature a presidential debate and presidential straw poll. Chosen delegates will also be required to pay the $175 registration fee at today's meeting. For information, e-mail Blaise Ingoglia at


Friends of park to meet Monday

The Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will host its quarterly meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Grand Ballroom at the park, 6131 Commercial Way. The meeting will include discussions on the plans and actions the nonprofit group has in store for the quarter. The public is welcome to attend. New members are welcome. For information, call Barbara Manuel at (352) 796-7469.


Antidrug, antigang youths to march

A "GBIMC: God Belongs in My City" antigang and antidrug rally is set for June 25 at Delta Woods Park. The event, hosted by Jesus Cares Ministries, will include hundreds of youths marching down various streets in Spring Hill to make a declaration against drugs and gangs. The group will meet at 9 a.m. and march to the park, ending at about noon. Afterward, there will be free food, music, drama and various activities. Additional organizations and volunteers are encouraged to help with this project. Contact Luis Leon at (352) 942-4063.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 8:30 a.m., Development Department, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in the Tampa Bay section.

Event to celebrate 75th anniversary of Florida state forests 06/15/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:26pm]
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