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Hernando County Sheriff's Office holding workshop Thursday on flood preparedness


WORKSHOP on flooding set for tonight

The Emergency Management division of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will host a flood mitigation workshop at 6 tonight at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. The focus of the workshop is to discuss preparedness and mitigation efforts for those who live in flood-prone areas, and to provide information on the Community Rating System, flood insurance, flood insurance rate maps, repetitive loss property, the Local Mitigation Strategy Committee and available mitigation grants. For information, call Pam Harris at (352) 754-4083. Information on hurricane evacuation zones, storm surge and flood zones is available online at (click on Evacuation Information Zone Map).


Reserve spot for youth conference

The annual Summit for Youth and Families will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The event is presented by the Hernando Youth Initiative of the education committee for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. It will include a vision and a plan for Hernando 2030, as well as information about the progress on "Pre-birth to Success." There is no cost to attend, but reservations are needed by Friday. RSVP to or call Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322.

SPCA asking for pet food donations

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/SPCA of Hernando County has an urgent need for donations of moist and dry pet food for dogs and puppies and cats and kittens. Monetary donations are also appreciated. The SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that does not receive government funding. The shelter, at 9075 Grant St. (off Sunshine Grove Road and Taylor Street), is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Those wishing to help can call (352) 596-7000. Visit the website at


Deadline near on fundraiser tickets

Friday is the deadline to purchase tickets to the "Second Hand Rose" Luncheon/Fashion Show benefit fundraiser, which will be at noon Oct. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The event, hosted by the Greater Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League, includes lunch, fashions, an entertaining skit, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $12, with proceeds to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center in Brooksville. For tickets or information, call Nancy at (352) 596-9690 or Carol at (352) 610-4190.

Today's pick

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hosts 'Leaf Your Imprint' volunteer recruitment and orientation event: 7-9 p.m., Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

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