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5K race Saturday for Red Mule Runners

The Red Mule Runners will host the 27th annual Labor Day 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday at McKethan Lake Park, off U.S. 41 north of Brooksville. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m.

Those wishing to participate may print an application on the club's Web site at or register online at

Awards will be given for first-, second- and third-place finishers in all age categories, and for first- through fifth-place finishers in the teen categories.

T-shirts will be guaranteed to all preregistered runners. The cost is $15 for those who preregister and $20 on event day.

For more information, call (352) 688-6484 or (352) 796-2132.


Tournament needs sponsors, golfers

The Building Officials Association of Florida's Nature Coast Chapter will host its annual golf tournament for scholarships Oct. 11 at Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, off U.S. 41.

Sponsors and golfers are needed. Sponsorships are available from $60 to $350.

The cost to enter the tournament is $70 per golfer, and includes breakfast and lunch.

The tourney is a four-person team scramble. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drives (at holes 4 and 15) and closest to the pin (at holes 3, 7, 11 and 16). Trophies will be awarded to the first-, second-, third- and last-place teams.

The sponsorship deadline is Sept. 15. The deadline to enter the tournament is Oct. 1.

For entry forms or sponsorship details, call (352) 540-6743 or go to


Cattlemen's group plans tractor pull

The Hernando County Cattlemen's Association is seeking pullers to participate in a tractor pull Oct. 4 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

This will be a garden tractor pulling event. Youth pullers are welcome.

Weigh-in will start at 9 a.m., gates will open at 2 p.m., a youth pull will be at 3 p.m. and the main pull from 6 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $15 per pull. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each class, as well as Best in Show.

Admission will be $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Drivers and children younger than 5 will be admitted free.

To register or for information, call Richard Klimas at (352) 585-1062 or Jim Lambert at (352) 302-2992.


Planning meetings set for Relay for Life

The Spring Hill kickoff meeting for the American Cancer Society's 2009 Relay for Life will be Sept. 8 at Spring Hill Elementary School, 6001 Mariner Drive.

A committee member meeting will be at 6 p.m., a team meeting at 6:30 p.m., and the general kickoff meeting at 7 p.m.

Those interested in learning about or participating in Relay for Life are welcome to attend the 7 p.m. meeting.

Relay for Life is an 18-hour overnight event designed to celebrate survival and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Those interested in being a committee member may call Cathy Edmisten at (352) 346-7665 or send e-mail to Those interested in forming a team may contact the team development chairperson, Billie Liparito, at (352) 650-3976 or send e-mail to


Residents invited to discuss amendments

The Wellington Democratic Club will host a nonpartisan discussion of Amendments 1 through 9 with Sondra Kerr, director of the League of Women Voters, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.

Hernando County residents are invited to attend and voice their concerns and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Amendments 1 through 9, which will be on the November general election ballot, will affect school funding, voucher programs, real estate and sales taxes. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization.

For information, contact Gene Ehrich at (352) 688-3130, send e-mail to or write to him at P.O. Box 11187, Spring Hill, FL 34610.


Vendor space available for Sept. 13 garage sale

The Hernando County Democratic Club will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at club headquarters, 13405 Chambord St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Vendor spaces are available. Inside tables are $15; outdoor spaces are $10. Reservations are required by Sept. 6.

For information or reservations, call Carol at (352) 686-6198.

Hernando briefs: 5K race takes place Saturday 08/28/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:27pm]
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