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Reporter and author to give keynote at Hernando NAMI event

BROOKSVILLE

Author steps in to give keynote at NAMI program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando has announced that Mary Beth Pfeiffer will be the keynote speaker at the Mental Illness Awareness Week program at 7 p.m. Monday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pfeiffer is an award-winning investigative reporter who has chronicled the abuse of mentally ill patients in the criminal justice system. She is also the author of Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill. Pfeiffer replaces Ed Smart, who had to cancel due to an unexpected court appearance with his daughter, Elizabeth, who at age 14 was kidnapped and held hostage for nine months. For information, call (352) 686-0004 or (352) 683-1350.

Sheriff's Office seeks horse riders

Experienced horse owners and riders from Hernando County interested in joining the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Civilian Mounted Unit are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Emergency Communications and Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Potential members will be given informational packets and volunteer applications and will be able to speak with current members of the unit. Those interested must be least 18 years old, own their own horse and tack, have transportation for the horse and pass a background check. A tryout ride will be scheduled in November. Call Sgt. Donna Black at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53609, or Sgt. Kathleen Reid at ext. 53684.

Women's Outdoor Weekend returns

The Hernando County Recreation Department will host the second WOW — Women's Outdoor Weekend, Nov. 7 and 8 at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, south of Spring Lake. The two-day event will include workshops in knot tying, a low ropes initiative course, reading a compass, outdoor cooking, and how to be happy, healthy and vibrant. The cost is $125, which includes meals, sleeping accommodations and seminars. Call (352) 754-4031.

SPRING HILL

See hazmat team at evening open house

Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 11 will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the station, 6388 Barclay Ave. The event will feature the hazardous materials team and demonstrations. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (352) 540-6317.

Correction

Karen Stephens, the Spring Hill woman for whom friends are sponsoring a fundraising bike run on Saturday, is 51. Her age was incorrect in a story published Sept. 26. Also, one of the stops on the run is Hurricane Hanks Bar & Grill in Hudson. The name of the bar was incorrect in the story.

Today's pick

Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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