Local FCAT scores in line with state
FCAT Writing results released Thursday showed that Hernando County students' scores mirrored their peers' statewide. The average fourth-grade score was 3.9 (state: 4.0); eighth-grade, 4.1 (state: 4.3); and 10th-grade, 3.8 (3.8) Scores are on a six-point scale. The state report, including school-by-school numbers, is on the Florida Department of Education Web site: fcat.fldoe.org/fwinfopg.asp.
Firefighters aim to fill boots with $20,000
During its annual MDA Boot Drive, Hernando County Fire Rescue firefighters will be at various intersections along Cortez Boulevard from 4 to 7 p.m. today and again May 8. Last year's drive collected more than $18,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year's goal is more than $20,000. For information, call 684-9889.
Low-income seniors, last chance for claim
Today is the deadline to submit the Low Income Senior Exemption Renewal Application to the Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office. The Department of Revenue requires that a taxpayer claiming this exemption annually submit a signed, sworn statement verifying that the total household adjusted gross income for all members of the household does not exceed the statutory income limitation of $25,873. The Property Appraiser has two office locations: City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Suite 300, Brooksville; and the Westside Government Center, 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4190.
SPRING HILL Part of Dartmouth to be closed Monday
DAB Constructors, contractor for the County Line Road project, has announced that Dartmouth Avenue, from Cactus Circle to County Line Road, will be closed starting Monday. The closure is for drainage and utility work done in conjunction with the road-widening project. The closure may continue for up to 60 days. For information, call the Florida Department of Transportation project manager at (727) 512-5211.
Accordion Jamboree 2009: 6:30 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $5 for today only or $25 for today and Saturday. (352) 686-0975 or (352) 442-5574.
"Hurricane Preparedness and Preparing Your Landscape for Hurricane Season," Hernando County Water Awareness Series presentation: 10 a.m. to noon, Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4037.
Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.