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Horticulture agent

giving citrus care tips

A free class, "Growing and Caring for Citrus," will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service satellite office, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The speaker is urban horticulture agent Jim Moll, who will discuss how to grow and care for citrus trees, the most common problems and how to keep citrus trees healthy.

No registration is needed, but seating will be limited. For information, call 754-4433.


There's room for more on Tallahassee trip

Seats are still available on the Tally Ho to Tallahassee Trip on Thursday, coordinated by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce.

Local business people, government officials and residents will visit the state capital to address the local legislative delegation on issues of concern to the community.

A charter bus will leave Hernando County at 6:30 a.m. from Hardee's at Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard in Weeki Wachee, and should arrive in Tallahassee about 10 a.m. The bus will return at about 7 p.m.

Interested county residents are invited. The cost of the trip is $45, which includes the bus ride, a continental breakfast, lunch at the capitol and a boxed dinner on the ride home.

To reserve a seat, call the chamber of commerce at 796-0697.


Boy scouts making suds for summer trip

Boy Scout Troop 433 will have a car wash from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot next to the thrift shop at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd.

The cost is a donation to the scouts to help pay for a summer camp trip in June. In case of rain, the car wash will be rescheduled.

For information, call Dave Nelson at 683-6204.


Program gives voice to crime victims

In observance of National Victims' Rights Week April 13-19, a Victims' Voice 2008 program to remember victims of crime will be presented at 3 p.m. April 17 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.

Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized during this remembrance program. Anyone who would like a loved one remembered during this program are asked to contact Mary Johnston at the State Attorney's Office, 754-4255.


Kiwanis Club brings the circus to town

The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill is bringing the Carson & Barnes Circus to the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., on April 30. Performance times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A 25 percent discount is given to those who purchase tickets in advance. Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for ages 2-11. At the gate, tickets will be $16 for adults and $8 for children.

Advanced tickets are available at Sweetbay Supermarket on Spring Hill Drive, Chick-fil-A and BB&T Bank at Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Boulevard, all in Spring Hill; WWJB-AM 1450, Hernando Today and Three Dog Canine Supplies, all in Brooksville; and at all local Regions Bank and Superior Bank branches.

Tickets can also be ordered by calling toll-free 1-800-594-TIXX (8499), or online at

On event day, the public is invited to watch the circus set up around 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., where they can see more than 100 animals up close free and watch the elephants raise the big top.

The circus will include a Salute to America parade, acrobat, high wire, motorcycle and trapeze artists from around the world, numerous performing clowns, elephants, camels, dogs and horses, and more.

A parking donation of $2 is suggested. All proceeds go to local children's charities. For information, call Al Johnson at 684-1661.


12-step groups are rooted in Christianity

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for those who have hurts, habits and hang-ups, is now offered at several Hernando County locations:

• 7 p.m. Fridays, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee. Men and women's discussion groups are offered. For information, call 596-1388 or go online at or

• Men and women's 12-step program at 7 p.m. Mondays, worship service (large group) at 7 p.m. Fridays, First Baptist Church, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Call the office at 683-2863 or visit the Web site at

• Men's program at 7 p.m. Mondays, women's program at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and worship service (large group) at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Steve at 683-5882 or visit the Web site at

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