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'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive under way


'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive under way

The United Way of Hernando County is seeking donations for its 'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive for Hernando County's teachers. The local United Way has more than 200 requests from teachers for supplies. Those wishing to donate can drop off supplies at one of the buses that will be stationed at Hernando County Wal-Mart Supercenters, Publix supermarkets and Staples throughout July. All donations stay in Hernando County and will be distributed to local teachers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1-3. Volunteer bus monitors also are needed at Stuff the Bus locations. For information or to volunteer for a bus monitor shift, call United Way at (352) 688-2026.


VFW memorial has sponsor openings

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 invites veterans, businesses and anyone interested to sponsor a brick for a memorial pond and freedom walk that will be built at the post home 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road. Bricks are $50, which includes the cost of engraving. The memorial, spearheaded by post member "Wild" Bill Taylor, will include the brick memorial wall, a flag walkway, fountains, railings, bushes and floodlights. Call the post at (352) 796-0398.

Calling sports stars: We want your news

Got a fun league you play in? Your little one hit a home run in a Little League Championship? Please let us know. We cover everything from youth football and adult softball leagues to how you did on the golf course over the weekend. Call Community Sports Editor Mike Camunas at (352) 544-1771 or e-mail him at


Blue Star Mothers to meet Saturday

The first meeting of the new West Coast Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of Lauren Frazier, 4642 Ontario Drive. The nonprofit group consists of mothers who have or have had children honorably serving in the military. Members get together to support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The group is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. All mothers of servicemen and women are invited to join. Also welcome are associate members (fathers, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc.) as well as Gold Star Families. For directions or information, call Frazier at (727) 849-2732.


An internal investigation by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office into the actions of finance director Emily Vernon last week has been suspended pending the conclusion of a criminal investigation. A story in Thursday's Times gave a different status.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program to show "Underdog": 10:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Teen Game Day: 2-4 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For youth ages 12 to 17. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Bardin, Jeffrey A.

Barker, Billy Joe

Haberkorn, George Albert

Hayes, Susan A.

Vanston, John P. "Jack"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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