Memorial for law officers needs support
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has formed a committee to design a monument to fallen officers. Community members and businesses are asked to help with donations of money, building materials, landscaping materials and plants. Those wishing to help may contact Capt. Jim Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 754-6230, ext. 53700.
Main Street market open on Saturdays
The city of Brooksville has announced that Main Street, from Jefferson to Broad streets, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday during the coming year for the Market on Main Street. The following will also be closed every third Saturday: Main Street from Broad to Liberty streets, and the city's parking lot on Main. For information, call Lisa Callea at (352) 428-9275.
Aglow group plans patriotic event
Aglow International's Spring Hill Lighthouse will host a "Pray for the Nation" event at noon Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Area churches, government agencies, community leaders, law enforcement agencies and others are welcome to participate. The hourlong event will include patriotic and Christian music, Scripture, prayer and speakers. For information, call Rachael Van Nostrand at (352) 848-4182 or Barbara Wenke at (352) 666-5600.
Workshop is for lawn, pest workers
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, will offer training for best management practices certification for green industries from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. The workshop is for people working in the lawn, landscape, pest control and municipal grounds maintenance industries. Florida law requires that landscape professionals follow the best management practices when using certain fertilizers. Licenses must be obtained by 2014. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and materials. Class size is limited; registration and payment are required by Jan. 23. Call (352) 754-4433.
Make end-of-life wishes known
HPH Hospice will offer a health care advance directive forum, "It's Your Right to Decide," from 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, in the Conference Center/Building B. The presentation will be given by lawyer George Germann and Dr. David McGrew. Germann specializes in probate, estate planning, guardianship and elder law. McGrew is the medical director of HPH Hospice. The forum will cover power of attorney, living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, health care surrogates and other topics. A continental breakfast will be served. There is no cost, but registration is required. Call Carla Hayes at (352) 597-1882.
See obituaries in section B.