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Wear red shirt to mark Armed Forces Day

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, groups, schools, churches and individuals throughout the county are asked to wear red shirts and stand on street corners holding American flags and other signs to show support for the armed forces in honor of Armed Forces Day. Although groups may assemble at any location, some of the planned sites include Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, Cortez and Mariner boulevards, Commercial Way and Spring Hill Drive, Commercial Way and Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Boulevard, and at the Broad Street/State Road 50 bypass. For information, call Anne Lossing at 688-0585 or Pat McNiff at 666-8972.


Register your kids for kindergarten

Moton Elementary School, 7175 Emerson Road, will have Kindergarten Roundup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school's media center. The following are required to register a child for school: current physical examination (within one year of date of registration), certificate of immunizations, copy of student's birth certificate, parent's identification (photo ID or driver's license) and proof of residence (current utility bill). Activities are planned for the children while parents complete the registration packet. Those who submit the completed registration packet by June 30 will be able to request their child's teacher. For information, call 797-7065.

Eat pasta to help victim of house fire

A pasta dinner fundraiser for Love Your Neighbor volunteer Kit Raymond will be from 5 p.m. until closing today at Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Baked ziti will be provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, beverages and desserts by Chick-fil-A and Rising Sun Cafe. Music will be provided by Karen Romine. Also, various businesses have donated merchandise and gift certificates as door prizes. A donation of $20 is requested, but any amount is welcome. Raymond lost her Brooksville home, car and most of her possessions in a fire May 3. To RSVP, call John or Lisa Callea at 848-0090, 428-9434 or 428-9275.


St. Paul church

to have yard sale

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Apostolic Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Vendors and individuals are invited to participate. Space rentals are $10. For information, call Bill at 584-3988 or Gerry at 238-4822. In case of rain, the yard sale will be rescheduled for May 24.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission: 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House cable Ch. 622.

Hernando County Library Advisory Committee: 5 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Broda, John

Kubas, Thomas

Weston, George Douglass

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Hernando briefs: Wear red shirt Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day 05/11/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:55pm]
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