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Retired Pasco officer joins race for Hernando County seat


A former assistant police chief for the New Port Richey Police Department is the fifth Republican to step into a crowded race for the County Commission seat held by Rose Rocco. Darryl Garman, 50, of Spring Hill pre-filed for the race Monday. A Brooksville native and member of Hernando High School's Class of 1977, Garman retired in October after 25 years with the New Port Richey force. He said he knew then he would probably make a bid for public office in his native county. "I care about this place, and we face a lot of serious issues," especially the budget, Garman said. Garman, who now works part time for Merritt Funeral Home in Brooksville, said his experience helping draft the New Port Richey department's annual budget goes back to 1992. So far, no Democrat has stepped up to challenge Rocco, who was elected to her first four-year term in 2006.


How to eat Scriptures-style

Internationally acclaimed author and raw food chef Paul Nison will present "Diet According to the Scriptures" at 6:30 p.m. today at Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Topics include "Foods our Creator Wants Us to Eat," "The Divine Eating Schedule for Health," "Why Believers Suffer from Disease," "How to Get the Blessing of Good Health" and "The Health Instructions of Our Creator." There is no cost to attend. For information or to reserve a seat, call Ruth Gavis at (352) 398-7755.

Neighborly potluck Sunday

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Love Your Neighbor will host a neighborly potluck dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Those interested are asked to RSVP and indicate whether you will bring a dish, volunteer or just attend as a guest. Call Lisa at (352) 428-9275 or (352) 848-0090. The potluck is in lieu of the regular Sunday dinner, which is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at First United Methodist, 109 N Broad St.

Today's meeting

Spring Hill Fire Commission, 9 a.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

Today's picks

Hospital auxiliary jewelry sale: 7-4 p.m., Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

Library hosts Toddler Time program: 10 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. For ages 18-35 months. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Retired Pasco officer joins race for Hernando County seat 02/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 8:58pm]
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