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Hernando County news in brief

Anti-mining group to meet: Neighbors Against Mining, a new group of Hernando County property owners and residents opposed to a proposed Cemex plan, will host a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hernando Council No. 1 Senior Citizens, 8187 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. A buffet dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 6 p.m.

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The group will discuss the Cemex application to mine for limerock over the next 20 years on a tract of land fronting Cortez Boulevard, across from Bayfront Health Brooksville.

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Spots available for ROAR summer camp: Registration is still available for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Sheriff's ROAR Summer Day Camp.

The free camp is available for children ages 6 to 12; it is limited to the first 60 registered campers each week.

There are openings for the following sessions:

• Monday to June 20 at Weeki Wachee High School, 121250 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

• June 23 to 27 at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, east of Brooksville.

• July 7 to 11 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Each camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day.

Each child may only attend one weeklong session.

Applications are available at (click the Highlights tab). A confirmation letter will be sent to applicants who have been selected to attend. The free camp is funded by drug forfeiture money.

For information, call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660.

Become a hospice volunteer: HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers to help with patient support at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center at 12242 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

A two-part orientation will be provided from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the center. Lunch will be provided.

Attendance is mandatory both days in order to volunteer. There is no cost, but registration is required.

Call Jacque at (352) 597-1882 to register.

Free mammograms for uninsured women: The Breast Cancer Support Group of Hernando and Dr. Sawsan Bishay will team up to provide free mammograms to 100 women who are 40 and older and who are uninsured and meet federal poverty guidelines.

A registration event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

At this registration event, vouchers for the free mammogram will be issued based on a brief financial history survey and a medical history interview. Participants should be prepared to schedule their mammogram appointments with Spring Hill MRI at this event. All mammograms will be performed Aug. 15.

Proof of Hernando County residency and income (or food stamp card) will be required. Program participation is limited and will be based on a first come, first served basis. For information, call Patti at Crescent Community Clinic at (352) 610-9916.

Family fun at Weeki Wachee: The Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will host a Family Beach Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. June 21 at Buccaneer Bay at the park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Another bash is planned for July 19.

This is an after-hours event that opens when the park closes to regular visitors. It will include water fun, Hula Hoop contest, spin-it-to-win-it game. Food will also be available. Admission is $5 per person. For information, call Cassie Stump at (352) 345-1612 or email

Learn CPR: A CPR and automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 in the Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate. Cost is $20. Upon completion, students will receive a two-year certification card. Reservations are required. Call Bob Kanner at (352) 597-8875.

Hernando County news in brief 06/11/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:55pm]
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