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Hernando briefs: Saltsman drops out of clerk of court race


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Saltsman drops out of clerk of court election

Citing the need to be with his family as his young son battles an aggressive form of cancer, Harlan Derek Saltsman on Wednesday withdrew from the race for Clerk of the Circuit Court. Saltsman, a Democrat from Ridge Manor, said in a statement that he was choosing to spend his time caring for his family rather than engage in a campaign to unseat incumbent Karen Nicolai, a Republican. There are no other declared candidates in the race. The qualifying period for local races ends Friday.


Sheriff's academy signups continue

Applications are available for the Hernando County Sheriff's Student Citizens Academy for students in the sixth through 12th grades. Two sessions are available: July 14-17 or July 28-31. Participants will observe how routine and 9-1-1 calls are handled, what patrol deputies do, when SWAT, aviation and canine units are called out; how the court system works and more. An optional tour of the county jail is offered. The academy is free, but each session is limited to 35 participants. Applications are at the Sheriff's Office at 18900 Cortez Blvd., the District 2 location at 7485 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, and online at Call Deputy Carlo Daleo, 754-6830, ext. 53669.


Give adopt-a-thon cats a home at last

Weekly adopt-a-thons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions will be 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays throughout August at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. A variety of cats and kittens are available. All can be viewed online at and requests to have particular cats brought to one of the adopt-a-thons can be made. All pets have been spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have an identity microchip and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail

Today's picks

Acrylic art demonstration with Wanda McVeigh: 1-4 p.m., Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. 544-5407.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Jiggleman: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For children ages 5-12. Free. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. 540-6391.

"Strategies for Money Management" class: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service satellite office, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. Registration needed. Scott Taylor, 754-4433.

Child passenger safety seat inspections with We Remember Inc.: 2-6 p.m., Wal-Mart parking lot, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Sign up for a time slot at Wal-Mart's customer service desk.

Hernando deaths

Birchard, Barbara Jean

Fitzgerald, Alan M.

Franklin, Bessie

Gray, Tammy A.

Kreuscher, Helen

Luckenbaugh, June K.

Meister, Larry A.

Saunders, Belinda

Schmidt, James G. "Jim"

Sullivan, W. Paul Jr.

Williams, Luther Roy

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Hernando briefs: Saltsman drops out of clerk of court race 06/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:17pm]
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