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Nominations open for 'Great Brooksvillian' honor


Name someone to be a 'Great Brooksvillian'

The city of Brooksville is accepting nominations for a "Great Brooksvillian" to be honored at a ceremony during Founder's Week celebrations in October. This annual program recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant positive contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of Brooksville. A perpetual plaque is maintained in City Hall to commemorate and memorialize each year's honorees. An individual plaque is presented to each honoree. Information and nomination forms are available at The deadline for nominations is June 25. For information, e-mail or call (352) 540-3853.

Therapy dog tests set for Thursday

HPH Hospice will offer a Canine Good Citizen test and Therapy Dog International certification at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the team office at 698 S Broad St. A representative from Therapy Dog International will conduct the exams. Dogs must be at least 1 year old, in good health and be able to hear. The cost is $24 per dog/handler team. Space is limited to 25 dogs. Registration is required. Call Anne Clark at (352) 796-2611. Complete information on the tests, canine health requirements and fees are available online at Those who pass the TDI test with their dogs can participate in HPH's Compassionate Paws pet therapy program.


Black educators to host banquet

The Black Educators Caucus will host the annual Marie A. Lawson Scholarship Banquet at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The speaker is Alfreda Davis, chief of staff for the Florida Education Association. Tickets are $40 each. For information or tickets, call Christene Yant at (352) 683-2766.

Reservations open for tea party talk

Reservations are now being taken for the upcoming "Government Gone Wild: The Tea Party Edition …Government is Broke(n)" seminars. The seminars are scheduled for June 10 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, and June 16 at Palace Grand, 275 Della Ct.; doors open at 6 p.m. for both. The seminars, spearheaded by Hernando County Republican chair Blaise Ingoglia, discusses the federal deficit and national debt. Seating is limited for these free seminars. No walk-ins will be allowed. Register online at or by calling (352) 942-4131.

Today's picks

Salute to Veterans dinner: 5 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, parish hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $12. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 11317. (352) 688-0669.

Spring Lake 5K Run/2-mile fun run to benefit the Arc: Registration at 7 a.m., race starts at 8 a.m., Arc Nature Coast, 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville. $25 for 5K, $20 for fun walk. (352) 544-2322.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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