Swiftmud to present floodplain information Thursday
The Southwest Florida Water Management District and Hernando County will conduct a public meeting to present preliminary floodplain information from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Swiftmud's District Office, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.
The county and Swiftmud are working together to gather input needed to improve identification of flooding risks in the county. Information gathered will be used to update area floodplain information and develop preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Thursday's workshop will focus on Tooke Lake and Wiscon watersheds. Preliminary models and floodplain information will be presented for review and comment.
After addressing comments, the floodplain information will be finalized and presented to Swiftmud's Governing Board for permission to develop the preliminary maps for submittal to FEMA.
For information, or to find out which watershed you live in, visit www.watermatters.org/floodrisk/ or call (352) 796-7211, ext. 4297.
Deadline is Feb. 27 for crop disaster program
The final day to submit an application for the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or CDP, is Feb. 27. Applications received after that date will be disapproved.
Only producers who participated in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program or obtained crop insurance for their crops will be eligible. CDP covers losses sustained by producers due to natural disasters. Qualified producers are eligible for benefits only for one year, even if they suffered losses in multiple years.
The maximum payment limit is $80,000 per person. For information or an appointment, call the Pasco-Hernando Farm Service Agency at (352) 588-5211.
Update requested for library card holders
The Hernando County Public Library System invites all library card holders to update the information listed in their library account. This information includes address, phone number, e-mail address and their personal identification number.
Card holders can stop at any branch library:
• Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville, (352) 754-4043.
• East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West, (352) 754-4443.
• West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill, (352) 540-6391.
• Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, (352) 540-6374.
Students to perform Streisand, Sinatra
Tickets are available for the Hernando Performing Arts Center Guild's next concert, Barbra and Frank, which will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.
This will be the "Concert That Never Was." The show stars Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand and Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank Sinatra.
This is the show that is presented at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and will feature Sinatra and Streisand favorites and a blending duet of their two signature songs.
Tickets are $25. For information or tickets, call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.
Elder agency taking competitive proposals
The Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging/Elder Options will receive competitive sealed proposals through 4 p.m. April 1 for the designation of Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agencies.
Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agency designation includes the provision of an array of home and community-based services to the frail elderly. An agency will be designated for each county in the Planning and Service Area 3, including Hernando.
The proposal package and application instructions are now available at the Elder Options office at 5700 SW 34th St., Suite 222, Gainesville, FL. For information, call David Huckabee, director of program operations, at (352) 378-6649.
Topic of Monday lecture has changed
The topic for Monday's Academia Hernando lecture has changed.
Professors Arnold Silver and Douglas Fairbanks will present Part II of the "Attacks on the Judeo-Christian Tradition by Militan Atheism and Radical Islam" from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
Admission is $7.
The lecture is part of Academia Hernando's spring lecture series, "Innovations." For information, call (352) 597-0158.
Kiwanis to hold lunch fundraiser Feb. 27
Hernando County Kiwanis clubs have joined to host a fundraiser lunch at noon Feb. 27 at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 12967 Cortez Blvd.
The cost is $10 per person. The meal choice is insalata Carrabba Caesar, grilled chicken Caesar salad, chicken marsala or mezzaluna (ravioli stuffed with chicken, ricotta and spinach, with a tomato cream sauce).
For reservations, call Joan Lynch at (352) 686-8180.
Reserve a space for Legion yard sale
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 will have its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at the post home, 12091 Cortez Blvd., next to High Point.
Space rentals are available for $10 (bring your own tables). Proceeds will benefit veterans, youth programs and scholarships.
To reserve a space or for information, call Anne Loring at (352) 428-5887 or the post at (352) 597-9995.
Yesterday Beatle Show set for March 12
Brookridge Entertainment will present the Yesterday Beatle Show at 7 p.m. March 12 at the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The group has performed worldwide as the Fabulous Four. This "Mystery Tour" includes Beatles songs from 1964 through 1970.
Tickets are $15. Call Barbara at (352) 597-4620.
Tickets available for spring fashion show
Mariner United Methodist Women will present a "Spring Highlights" Fashion Show at noon March 7 at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.
Fashions from Belk's will be modeled by eight of the women, including casual wear, business and clothing for social occasions. Entertainment will be provided by vocalist Carolyn McGuire, accompanied Ros Jarrett on the piano. Lunch will be served and prizes will be awarded.
Tickets are $12. For tickets, call Linda at (352) 688-3431. For information, call Dottie Basehore at (352) 597-1703.
Cancer prevention study needs volunteers
The American Cancer Society has selected the Spring Hill Relay for Life as a site for its Cancer Prevention Study-3.
The local relay is one of more than 200 enrollment sites for the study, which will enroll a diverse population of a half-million people throughout the United States to help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Interested Hernando County residents are encouraged to participate. The Cancer Society will sign up volunteers at the Spring Hill Relay from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 at Nature Coast Technical High School.
Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer and must be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which includes filling out follow-up surveys at their home periodically.
To enroll, individuals will be asked to complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample at the relay enrollment site, as well as complete a baseline survey at their home. Participants will also be able to complete their baseline and follow-up questionnaires online.
For information or to preregister for enrollment, call Ann Mau at (352) 796-9008, (352) 238-9074 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junktique, baked goods sale at church
A two-day Junktique and baked goods sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The sale will include glassware, clothing, books, jewelry, toys, appliances, kitchenware and other items. The church youth will sell refreshments.
For information, call (352) 597-1456 or (352) 592-3454.