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Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré to speak at Largo chamber lunch

Largo to vote on closing library on Sundays

LARGO — City commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to close the Largo Public Library on Sundays beginning in July rather than October. The October closing was planned to coincide with the beginning of the new fiscal year, but City Manager Mac Craig asked for the earlier date. Last week city commissioners informally agreed to grant his request. The Sunday closings are intended to give the library's smaller staff some relief.

Katrina soldier to speak at Largo chamber lunch

LARGO — Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, who led Joint Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 gulf coast hurricane, will be the guest speaker at a Business Leadership Luncheon presented by the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and the city of Largo on May 31 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Jenkins Wing at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Honoré served 37 years in the Army. He directed Hurricane Katrina operations involving 22,000 military service members, 200 aircraft and 20 ships. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was quoted in a radio interview as saying: "Now, I will tell you this — and I give the president some credit on this — he sent one John Wayne dude down here that can get some stuff done, and his name is Gen. Honoré." He is commonly referred to as the Ragin' Cajun for his bold leadership style and is the author of the book Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters. His luncheon speech will cover, among other topics, operating a successful business, investing in the success of employees, and decisive decisionmaking. At the conclusion of the luncheon, Honoré will be available to sign copies of his book.

In addition to attending the luncheon, Honoré will speak to attendees at a Memorial Day sunset service at Largo Central Park on May 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Business Leadership Luncheon are $200 for a table for eight, $100 for a half table (includes four tickets) or $25 for individuals. Seating is limited to 175 guests. Tickets are available by contacting the city of Largo at (727) 587-6702 or e-mailing sfrick@largo.com. Or you can contact the Largo Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail tom@largochamber.org.

Head of teacher group to address chamber

LARGO — Kim Black, president of the Pinellas County Teachers Association, will be this year's guest speaker at the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Public Library. The luncheon also will feature the presentation of the organization's "Outstanding Educator Awards" and its scholarships to Largo High School seniors. The cost is $20. To register, call the chamber at (727) 584-2321.

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré to speak at Largo chamber lunch 05/14/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:30am]
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