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Hernando County Sheriff's Office collecting unused, unwanted prescription drugs


Give unwanted medications to Sheriff's Office

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart Supercenters at 13300 Cortez Blvd. and 1485 Commercial Way. Sandwich coupons from Chick-fil-A will be given to those who drop off medications. One coupon per participant will be given out while supplies last. The purpose of the event is to give residents an opportunity to properly dispose of medications and to prevent misuse and abuse. Call (352) 754-6830.

Knights plan to host dinner, show

Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 6383 will present a St. Patrick's dinner and show featuring comedian Danny Justice on Saturday at the council hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The dinner of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dessert, and coffee or tea will be served at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 each. Call (352) 666-9059, (352) 683-6963 or (352) 683-1227.

Relay for Life is cancer study site

The American Cancer Society has selected the Spring Hill Relay for Life as a site for its Cancer Prevention Study-3. The local relay is one of more than 200 enrollment sites throughout the United States selected for the study to help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Interested Hernando County residents are encouraged to participate. Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and must never have been diagnosed with cancer. The Cancer Society will sign up volunteers at the Spring Hill Relay from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 at Nature Coast Technical High School. For details or to preregister for enrollment, call Ann Mau at (352) 796-9008 or (352) 238-9074 or send e-mail to


Volunteers needed for Reggae Fest

The Hernando County Recreation Department needs volunteers ages 15 and older for Reggae Fest 2009, which will be April 25 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd. Volunteers can work one of two shifts: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 3 to 11 p.m. Those interested can call Marie Warren at the recreation office, (352) 540-6239. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person for ages 16 and older and free for ages 15 and younger. There will be crafters, food vendors, local entertainer demonstrations and eight hours of reggae-style bands. Visit www.hernando or call (352) 754-4031.


Christian FeKete, a student at Notre Dame Catholic School, won first place in the sixth-grade category in the school's science fair. His first name was misspelled on Thursday's Top of the Class page.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are
published in Section B.

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