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Help send kids' artwork to troops in Iraq


Help send kids' artwork to troops in Iraq

Mailing tubes and large envelopes (particularly ones at least 9.5 by 12.5 inches) are needed to send laminated posters and extra-large cards made by local schoolchildren at the recent Treat the Troops and Chick-fil-A's promotion for Armed Forces Day. The artwork will support local soldiers who recently left for a year's deployment that will include duty in Iraq. Treat the Troops is a nonprofit organization that sends packages and home-baked cookies to troops overseas. Since its inception nearly two years ago, the Hernando County group has sent more than 47,000 cookies. To help out, call Barbara Newlin at 799-9750.


Cheerleading camp starts Tuesday

The Springstead Eagles Summer Cheerleading Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through July 10 at the Springstead High School gymnasium, 3300 Mariner Blvd. The camp is open to youth ages 7 to 14, who will learn motions, jumps, cheers, chants, dances and stunt skills. A performance for friends and families will be at 4 p.m. on the last day of camp. The camp will be conducted by the Springstead High School Cheer and Stunt Team, under the guidance of coaches Tracey Johnston and Cecelia Page. The cost is $80 per person, which includes snacks, crafts and a T-shirt. Participants should bring their own lunches. Call Johnston at 238-2178.


Cash needed to fill pupils' backpacks

Monetary donations are needed for the 2008 Operation Backpack event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. The goal of the annual event is to provide free backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 1,000 students. Backpack costs are $4.75 each for first- through third-grade students, and $6 each for fourth- through 12th-grade students. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of the Children and sent to the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department at 306 Darby Lane, 34601-3178. Money must be received by Saturday. For information, call 544-5498.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Auditor Selection Committee, 1:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., recreation building, Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Jumpstart to Early Learning event: 2-7 p.m., Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, 15506 County Line Road. For school readiness children (5 and younger). Free. Sheila Chambers, 754-5068.

Wine and cheese reception for artist Marilyn Clifford: 7-9 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 838 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. Free. 848-0177.

Hernando deaths

Desecki, Gloria T.

Harnisch, Marion J.

Kollar, Joseph J.

Lena, John W.

Wrobel, Laura L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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