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Hernando briefs: Computer club offers free classes


Free computer classes focus on Web, more

The Hernando Computer Club invites the public to its September lecture classes at no cost. No class fees and no membership is required. The computer club offers classes at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road.

A wide selection of classes are offered on various topics, particularly with an emphasis on free software, such as Linux, Open Office, free digital image manipulation software, free video chatting, free Web sites and free music recording programs.

A schedule of classes is available online at For information, call (352) 592-0070.


Volunteers needed to help clean cemetery

A cleanup of the African American Spring Hill Cemetery will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 13. The cemetery is at 8580 Fort Dade Ave. Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup. Those helping are asked to bring tools, including weed eaters, lawn mowers, chain saw, shears, machete and large trash bags.

For information, call Margaree Hart at (352) 796-2390, Etta Hicks at (352) 796-8368 or Alyce Walker at (352) 796-1283.

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Church offers program on financial planning

A free preview of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road. Another preview will be offered Sept. 5.

The full program will be offered 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, starting Sept. 19, in Building B at the church. The cost for materials is $100 per family.

For details on the program, visit online at, or for information, call the church at (352) 596-1388, ext. 810.


Health care board seeks representatives

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Hernando County Health Care Advisory Board.

There is a vacancy for a managed care representative, effective through Dec. 31.

Also, there are vacancies for a health care consumer and post-secondary education representative, both effective through Dec. 31, 2009.

All are volunteer, nonpaid positions. To be considered, applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County.

Applications are available in the County Administrator's office, Room 420 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Completed applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

For information, call (352) 754-4002.

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