Sheriff: 3,904 drug bottles dropped off
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday that last week's first Operation Medicine Cabinet drew 376 people who dropped off 3,904 bottles of unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The agency reported that 216 people dropped off 2,517 bottles at the Wal-Mart on Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, while 160 left 1,387 bottles at the Wal-Mart on Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Sheriff Richard Nugent said the agency would likely continue the program.
Calling all vets with Purple Hearts
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 invites all Purple Heart veterans to a luncheon that will be held in their honor at 2 p.m. April 26 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Spouses or significant others are welcome. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by April 23 to Gail at (352) 799-4464 or Kathy at (352) 796-7083.
Volunteers needed to answer phones
Hernando County Recreation needs volunteers to help with answering phones and summer camp registration at the office at 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Volunteers can help out anytime during office hours, which are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Also, volunteers are needed for several upcoming events, such as the Reggae Sunfest at Linda Pedersen Park in Hernando Beach on April 25 and the Mother's Day Dance at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Brooksville on May 9. For information, call (352) 754-4031.
Enter prized plants at county fair
Hernando County residents can show off their prized plants at the Horticulture Show 2009 at the Hernando County Fair from Monday through April 12. Categories include bromeliads/orchids/air plants; cacti/succulents; bonsai; dish gardens/terrariums; foliage plants; woody ornamentals; African violets; hanging baskets; containerized flowering annuals and perennials; staghorn ferns; container-grown vegetables; and 4-H/youth. A prize in each category will be awarded. Entries will be accepted only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call the Hernando County Cooperative Extension at (352) 754-4433.
Golf tournament to help hospice
The men's and women's Silverthorn golf associations will host the 12th annual tournament to support Hernando-Pasco Hospice on April 16 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The event is sponsored by the Hernando County State Farm agents. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon will follow. Registration is $45 for Silverthorn club members, $80 for nonmembers. Hole sponsorships are $100, memorial hole sponsorships are $50. There will also be a "mystery million-dollar contest" for a chance to win $1 million; the cost is $5 for a ticket and one does not have to enter the tourney to enter this contest. For details, call Bobbie Joseph at (352) 797-0846.
Author Ann Turner Cook visits library: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 540-6391 or 540-6374.
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