Saturday, June 16, 2018
News Roundup

Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 winner sold in Spring Hill

WINNING FANTASY 5 TICKET: One of four winning tickets in Tuesday's Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing was purchased at the 7-Eleven store at 6016 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Each winner will receive $48,904.20.

The winning numbers were 10, 12, 20, 24 and 35. The other tickets were purchased in Melbourne, Miami Gardens and Seminole.

OPENING FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE: The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission has announced a vacancy in the circuit resulting from the retirement of Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephen. Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter.

The person appointed must be a resident of Hernando, Lake, Marion, Citrus or Sumter county at the time he or she assumes office.

The judge will likely serve in Hernando County. Applications can be downloaded from the Florida Bar's website at floridabar.org; they are also available from the commission chairman, Derek A. Schroth, at 600 Jennings Ave., Eustis, FL 32726. Call (352) 589-1414 or send email to [email protected]

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Incomplete applications may be rejected. All interviews are tentatively set for Sept. 26 and 27.

MAKE A SCARECROW: The Spring Hill Garden Club will host a "Make a Scarecrow" workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. The decoys will be for the Scarecrows in the Gardens fundraiser on Oct. 12 to benefit the Spring Hill waterfall.

The workshop is free. Participants should bring clothing and decorations to make their scarecrows. Donations of extra articles are appreciated. Frames to support the scarecrows will cost $2. Contest rules and entry forms are available at naturecoastgardens.com, or call (352) 683-9933.

HELPING HANDS NEEDED: The Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs needs volunteers for National Public Lands Day, which will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Volunteers can help in various capacities, including invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and general cleanup around the park.

Appropriate attire is suggested, such as closed-toe shoes and gloves. Participants should also bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent, plus any equipment they have to help clear the trail.

Register on the Friends Facebook page at facebook.com/friendsofWeekiWachee.org/events, or call the park at (352) 592-5656. For information about National Public Lands Day, visit publiclandsday.org.

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