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Hernando artist's ornament is on the White House tree


Hernando artist's ornament is on the White House tree

Brooksville wildlife artist Wanda McVeigh will have an ornament that she created hanging on the White House Christmas Tree, U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite announced Monday. "Ms. McVeigh's holiday ball is a beautiful Florida nature scene typical of the 5th District in wintertime. It is an honor to know that one of our Hernando County neighbors has such outstanding artistic skills as to have her painting hung in the White House.'' To view all of the artists' ornaments representing Florida, visit bystate/fl.html.

Program takes calls to war-zone troops

The Operation Appreciation marathon call-in program will begin at 6 p.m. today on the Military Appreciation Show that airs on WWJB-AM 1450. Calls will be recorded and converted to CD, then sent to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The number to call is (352) 796-7272. Adults and children can call, state their name and city, and give a personal message for a service member. Listen online at For details, call Bill Pierson at (352) 442-1482 or visit

Volunteer tax helpers, sign up by Wednesday

Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the AARP Tax-Aide program. Those wishing to volunteer must attend a free, weeklong IRS-certified training course in January, pass a written exam and commit to work a minimum of four hours a week during tax season (February through mid April). Volunteers are especially needed to assist with electronic filing of returns. Volunteers should have basic computer skills and experience in preparing their own returns. Bilingual individuals and adults of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply. The program serves low- to middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Call Barbara at (352) 688-3303.

Today's meetings

Hernando County School Board, 2 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. board meeting, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Metropolitan Planning Organization's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Bermingham, Edward C.

Oquendo, Felicita Serrano

Parsons, Evelyn J.

Richardson, Robert X.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Hernando artist's ornament is on the White House tree 12/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:41am]
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