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Track work to close Brooksville roads


Track work
to close roads next week

As CSX railroad workers continue major maintenance on its line through Hernando County, the following roads will be closed at the tracks next week: On Monday, closures include Lake Lindsey and Yontz roads; on Tuesday, Manecke Road, East Avenue, Jefferson Street, Lamar Avenue, Daniel Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; on Wednesday, Mitchell Road, Powell Road, Crum Road and Wilson Boulevard. Closures are each expected to last about eight days. Detour routes will be posted. For information, call 754-4062.

$3,500 in prizes for karaoke winners

Those who love to sing are encouraged to enter the karaoke contest at the Hernando County Fair April 7-9. More than $3,500 will be awarded in four categories: male, female, child (for ages 13 and younger) and duo (any age). There is no entry fee, but contestants must pay for admission to the fair. Registration is open to the first 100 contestants. The deadline is 4 p.m. March 31. Applications and rules are available at the fair office, 6436 Broad St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 796-4552.


Rogers Park fee rises with season

Rogers Park on the Weeki Wachee River will begin charging the peak season $2 parking fee on Monday. The fee will be charged between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily; the park will remain open 24 hours a day. For information, call the Hernando County Parks Department at 754-4154.


Cats and kittens seek warm laps

Petco will host adopt-a-thons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday in March at 7223 Coastal Blvd. A variety of cats and kittens will be available. All can be viewed online at and requests to have particular cats brought to one of the adopt-a-thons can be made. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail

Today's meetings

Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Civil Air Patrol, 3151 Air Commerce Blvd., south of Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, town hall meeting with superintendent Wayne Alexander, 6 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

Today's picks

Brookridge Entertainment presents "The Four Aces": 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $15. 597-5155.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary hosts High Tea: noon, K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $12. Marge, (727) 856-6948,

Hernando deaths

Meyer, Hazel M.

Quinn, Opal G.

Wilde, Mary Jane

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Track work to close Brooksville roads 03/12/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:53pm]
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