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Goodies await school staff at breakfast event


Hernando County schoolteachers and support staffers are invited to a teacher appreciation breakfast from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 13300 Cortez Blvd. Those attending will receive a free teacher's tool kit. There will be raffles for gifts, including gift cards to Wal-Mart, Red Lobster, Staples, Home Depot, Lowe's, IHOP, Chili's, Perkins, Tiger Lily Florist, Circuits gym for men and others. Representatives from area businesses will also be on hand to answer questions. Call Kathleen Reitz at (352) 797-7029 or Rhonda Turner at (352) 597-1985.

Park, skate area off-limits Friday

Pioneer Park, including Stewy's Skate Park, at 6799 Pinehurst Drive, will be closed Friday for maintenance. For information, call the Hernando County Parks Department at (352) 754-4154.

Try out for role in 'The Uninvited'

Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., will hold auditions for The Uninvited at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and at 1 p.m. Aug. 16. The cast includes six women and four men ages 20 to 60. Performances include a preview Oct. 7 and shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 10-19. Contact director Andrea Gleason at or (352) 686-4988.


Tax collector is closed today

Offices of the Hernando County tax collector will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m. today for training purposes. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, and at 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4180.


Bash includes show, giveaway

As part of its Back to School Bash, Greater Love Outreach Ministry will host a talent show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S. Main St., and a school supply giveaway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Park, 1000 Kennedy Blvd. For information or to make a donation of school supplies or money, call Christie Woods at (352) 585-7751 or Katina Cobb at (352) 398-3627.

Order bargain food starting Friday

Christ Lutheran Church will take Angel Food Ministries orders from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 475 North Ave. W. Angel Food is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief and financial support. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for about $60. Payments can be made with cash or food stamps. Call (352) 796-8331.

Hernando deaths

Connell, John Joseph Sr.

Donelson, Sandra

Miller, Morton

Reed, Thomas John

Scott, Marian L.

White, Howard L.

Witt, Kenneth D.

Goodies await school staff at breakfast event 08/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:29am]
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