Troopers will be watching this weekend
As part of the statewide Operation Safe Ride, Florida Highway Patrol's Brooksville District troopers will conduct four speed enforcement details along Interstate 75, U.S. 19 and State Road 44 today and Thursday. This weekend, as part of CARE Lifesaver Weekend, there will be six speed details, one Move-Over detail and one DUI "wolfpack" along I-75, U.S. 19 and State Road 50. During the New Year's holiday, there will be five speed details and one DUI wolfpack along I-75, U.S 19, and State Road 44. Drivers should use designated drivers, taxi services, tow-and-go programs and other alternatives to avoid impaired driving.
Donate items to help out SPCA
The SPCA of Hernando County has Christmas boxes for donations of supplies at Spring Hill Animal Clinic on Spring Hill Drive and Ink Refill on Deltona Boulevard. Needed items include laundry detergent, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and copy paper. The boxes will be at both locations through Tuesday. For information, call the SPCA at (352) 596-7000.
Bring a pet home from adopt-a-thon
Adopt-a-thons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays throughout December at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. A variety of cats and kittens are available for adoption. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Pets can be viewed online at www.halpetadoptions. petfinder.com. Requests can be made for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon. Fees vary and are tax deductible. Call (352) 476-6832.
Ministries' event set for Jan 9-11
Tickets are now available for Vision Temple Ministries' New Years Conference that will be Jan. 9-11 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The theme of the conference is "Watch Out, It's Contagious." It will include Dr. J.L. Cash, Pastor Fred with Without Walls, the Vision Praise Team, Voices of Love, Generations and much more. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. For information or tickets, call Bishop John Carr at (352) 345-6501 or Elder Geraldine Carr at (352) 345-6216.
Calia Brown's name was misspelled in a photo caption in Monday's Hernando Times.
'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols' nativity program: 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. 796-8331.
Baresich, Margaret M.
Macchione, Dean Joseph "Dino"
Neidhart, John M.
Sturgil, Tammy N.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.