Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Supplemental funding available for emergency food and shelter programs

COUNTYWIDE

funds available for shelter and food programs

Hernando County will receive $81,267 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Phase 30 Program, offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the funding is to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board will determine how the funds will be awarded. Applications are available at United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Requests for applications may also be emailed to [email protected] Completed applications must be received by the United Way office no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 31. For information, call (352) 688-2026.

BROOKSVILLE

SPCA needs food, monetary donations

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/SPCA of Hernando County needs food items for the pets at its no-kill shelter, including dry and moist pet food for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Monetary donations are also needed. The SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that does not receive government funding. The shelter, at 9075 Grant St. (off Sunshine Grove Road and Taylor Street), west of Brooksville, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. To help, call (352) 596-7000. Visit the website at spcahernando1.org.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Teen Read Week Word-a-Thon and film showing of 'The Hunger Games': 3:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Bring a favorite book or poem to share with the group and read a two- to three-minute passage out loud. (352) 754-4043.

Antibullying concert with Phil Chalmers and rap artist LG Wise: 7 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Free. Open to all Hernando County students and their parents. (352) 797-7088. trueliesassembly.com.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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