Fire rescue board rejects shift in duties
The Spring Hill Fire Rescue board voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a proposal to shift the district's day-to-day financial responsibilities away from Fire Chief Mike Rampino and put them under the control of finance director Terri McClanahan. In the capacity of chief financial officer, McClanahan would have answered directly to the board. Commissioner Ken Fagan, who made the motion to create the new position, said it would allow Rampino to concentrate his efforts solely on operations.
Humane Society needs golfers
Sponsors and golfers are needed for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast's upcoming "Cause for Paws" golf tournament on March 8 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Hole sponsorships are $100. This is a four-person scramble. Spaces are still available for teams and individual golfers. The cost is $240 per team or $60 per golfer. Check in will be at noon, and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. For details, contact Beth Bilodeau at (352) 797-0962.
Four Chaplains Service on Sunday
American Legion Post 186 will present the annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. The service honors the four military chaplains (a Methodist minister, a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Lutheran minister) who gave up their life-jackets and died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was sunk during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. Call Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.
Volunteers needed at SPCA shelter
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/SPCA of Hernando County needs volunteers. Its local shelter, at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville, has more than 150 dogs and cats that need care, many that have been abandoned or dropped off due to foreclosures and the economic crisis. Those interested in volunteering can help out as little as one day a week. Call Nancy at (352) 345-8498. For information or directions to the shelter, call (352) 596-7000.
Flatlanders race to close some roads
The city of Brooksville has announced that there will be temporary road access delays and street closures from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday for the 2011 Flatlanders Challenge Road Race in downtown Brooksville. The event is sponsored by Southern Endurance Sports. Roads affected by the 5K and 10K races include: Howell Avenue, Main Street, Russell Street, S Brooksville Avenue, Liberty Street, E Fort Dade Avenue, Bell Avenue, North Avenue, Stockton Street, Sunset Drive, Moline Street, Highland Street, Zoller Street, Brockway Lane, Oakwood Drive and Varsity Drive.
Encore Academy presents "Windows Applications": 9 a.m.-noon, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. $18. 1-877-TRY-PHCC (879-7422) or phcc.edu/encore.