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Hernando County briefs

ENTERPRIsE ZONE BOARD OPENINGS: The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the Enterprise Zone Development Agency Advisory Board.

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There are 10 positions open to fill unexpired terms for the following representatives: one enterprise zone business, through Dec. 31, 2013; one chamber of commerce, through Dec. 31; local code enforcement, through Dec. 31; education, through Dec. 31, 2014; local law enforcement, through Dec. 31; enterprise zone nonprofit community-based organization, through Dec. 31, 2013; workforce development (local private industry council or workforce development board), through Dec. 31, 2014, and three residents within the enterprise zone area, all ending Dec. 31, 2014.

To apply for the positions, an application must be completed, along with an authorization for a background check. Applications are available in the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., or may be downloaded from the city's website: For information, call (352) 540-3853.

FISHING PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System will continues its monthly Uncle John's Fishing School program at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The topic will be Hernando County Parks and Recreation. Officials from the department will provide information about where to fish locally, including fishing piers and boat ramps.

The final program will be "Fishing Rigs and Tackle," at 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Participants will learn to tie knots and discuss what hooks and lures to use.

There is no cost to participate. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

SEEKING OLD CENTRAL CLASSMATES: The Central High School Class of 1992 will have its 20-year reunion Oct. 19 to 21.

The weekend's festivities are also open to the classes of 1990 and 1991.

Festivities kick off at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Wagon Wheel Saloon and Grill, 9201 County Line Road, Spring Hill. A semiformal dinner will be Oct. 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

There will be a cash bar, dinner, music and dancing. Tickets to that event are $40.

The weekend will wrap up with a family day at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville on Oct. 21.

For information, contact Robyn (Jorgensen) Hartman at (352) 238-4525.

FREEDOM WALK BENEFITS THE ARC: Sponsors and participants are being sought for the Arc Nature Coast's Freedom Walk, which will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Check-in starts at 8 a.m.

The event is a 1-, 2- or 3-mile recreational walk that begins and ends at the VFW. The colors will be posted, and there will be a ceremony. Food and drinks will be provided, and there will be interactive games, music and exhibits.

The cost to participate is $15 for adult and youth walkers 10 and older, and $10 for ages 9 and younger. Participants also are encouraged to collect pledges.

Gold medals will be presented to those who collect $100 or more in pledges, silver medals to those who collect $75 to $99 in pledges and bronze medals to those who collect $50 to $74 in pledges. A special award will be given to the person who collects the most pledges. Participants also will receive an event T-shirt.

Sponsorships start at $150 and include participant entries; names on shirts, banners and printed material, and an exhibit space.

For information or to download forms, visit the website at or call (352) 544-2322.

Hernando County briefs 10/13/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:57am]
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