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Fantasy 5 winning ticket sold at Sweetbay in Spring Hill


Winning lottery ticket sold

at Sweetbay

The only winning ticket in Saturday's Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing was purchased at Sweetbay Supermarket at 4221 Mariner Blvd. The person holding the ticket will receive $268,249.82. The winning numbers were 13, 15, 26, 29 and 36.


Certification test for food managers

The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will provide a food-managers certification course and ServSafe certification test March 11 at the extension office, 19490 Oliver St. Training and the exam are $110; the manual is $55. Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by the exam. There is no "exam only" option. Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and selected licenses of the Health Department. Registration is required by Wednesday. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call (352) 754-4433.


Volunteers needed: tutors, docents

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs volunteers 55 or older. Areas of volunteering include working in the thrift store, clerical, mentoring, tutoring, teacher's aide, teen pregnancy, Meals on Wheels, senior centers, nature, museum docent or researcher, library, food banks and animal care. Volunteers can visit with children who don't have anyone else to rely on, or elderly residents who are homebound or just need companionship. To learn more, stop by the RSVP Welcome Center,

880 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, or call (352) 796-8117 . The center is open 8 a.m.

to 4 p.m. weekdays.


Playground closed for maintenance

The Hernando County

Parks Department will close the playground at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., today for scheduled maintenance. The playground will reopen Wednesday. For information, call (352) 754-4154.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Budget and Finance Committee, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County

Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Bright House cable Ch. 622.

Hernando County School Board, 2 p.m. workshop,

7 p.m. board meeting,

919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Televised on Bright House cable Ch. 614.

Today's picks

• Library to show The

Rookie: 3 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library,

6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated G. Free. 540-6391.

• Storytime preschool

program: 1 p.m., East

Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. For ages 3-5 years. Free. 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are

published in Section B.

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