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Plug gets pulled on fire district meeting at church


Plug gets pulled on fire district meeting at church

Thursday night's planned town hall meeting to discuss the creation of an independent fire district in Spring Hill was canceled late Wednesday because of concerns by the church that was supposed to host the event, according to Spring Hill Fire Rescue Chief Michael Rampino. The chief said during Wednesday night's Fire Commission meeting that St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church canceled the forum earlier in the day after the church received some complaints about the meeting's political nature. Officials from the church could not be reached for comment Thursday. The meeting has not been rescheduled. The forum was to discuss a Nov. 4 referendum on whether the district should become independent or merge with county fire services.


Help to keep that landscape lush

A training series, "Four Weeks to a Better Landscape," will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Oct. 2-23, at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The training series will be provided by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll. Participants will learn about insects, pesticides, pruning, fertilization, lawn care and citrus. The cost is $20. Space is limited and registration will be accepted first-come, first served. Registration will close and payment is required by Tuesday. For information, call (352) 754-4433.

Golf tournament benefits SPCA

Golfers are needed for a tournament to benefit the SPCA of Hernando County. It's Oct. 4 at Rivard Golf and Country Club, 18000 Rivard Blvd., south of Brooksville. A shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. The format is a four-player team scramble. Lunch will be served after the tournament. The cost is $45 for golf and lunch. Hole sponsorships are $50 per hole. Make all checks payable to the SPCA of Hernando County. Funds raised will benefit the animals at the nonprofit, no-kill shelter. For information, call Rivard at (352) 796-1410 or the SPCA at (352) 596-7000.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Health Care Advisory Board, 1 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Lake House Cabaret with the Company Swing Band featuring Eddie Lawrence: 7 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $25. Tickets limited. (352) 666-4746.

Toddler Time, Storytime programs: Toddler Time (ages 18-35 months) at 10:15 a.m., Storytime (ages 3-5 years) at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Browning, Donald K.

Greene, Constance A.

Juba, Edward

Whedon, Carolyn "Nutsy"

Young, Evelyn K.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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