Monday, June 18, 2018
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Voters may go online to see sample ballots for Aug. 14 primary

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Voters may go online to see Sample ballots

The Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Office has sample ballots for the Aug. 14 primary election on its website at hernandovotes.com. Voters can click on "Sample Ballots" on the menu bar near the top of the page. Voters may then enter their last name, birth date and house number to be sent a link to their specific sample ballot. Sample ballots by address (and not voter-specific) can be viewed by clicking on "Where Do I Vote?" The main office for the supervisor of elections is in Room 165 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. The branch office, 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, is closed through Friday for staff training and election preparation, and will reopen July 9. For information, call (352) 754-4125.

SPRING HILL

Hospice seeks volunteers, plans orientation this month

HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers and will offer a two-day orientation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17 and July 20 at the team office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Attendance both days is mandatory. Lunch will be provided. A number of volunteer opportunities are available, including patient support and kitchen help at the residential wing of the Sturgill Hospice Care Center. Volunteers may donate as little as four hours every two weeks, or more as their schedules allow. Registration for the orientation is required. Call Anne Clarke at (352) 597-1882.

Caregivers offered a respite

Community Aging and Retirement Services offers a Caregivers Day Off program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The program offers a fun, supervised atmosphere for individuals with memory challenges, such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia, while caregivers take some time off. There is no cost for first-time participants; subsequent days are $20. CARES is a nonprofit organization that provides services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in west-central Florida. Contact Dianne at (352) 686-2614 or Chris Powers at (727) 862-9291, exts. 2002 or 2040.

Today's pick

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., south of Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, 796-4552.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
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Hernando Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITAL RECEIVES AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence...
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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

ST. PETERSBURG — In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together, dining on hotel room service with family friends Neil and Janet Armstrong.It was four months af...
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Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

TAMPA — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene on Sunday night.Police say the driver struck an unidentified woman near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh...
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Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

At the current rate of restoration work, some estimate it will be 550 years before certain types of coral are removed from the endangered species list."I don’t know if that timeline works for you," Scott Graves, director of the Florida Aquarium’s Cen...
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Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

A man who was swimming off Lido Beach got caught in a rip current and drowned Sunday night.According to the Sarasota Police Department, the unidentified man was swimming with a woman near Big Pass, a boater channel, around 10 p.m. before becoming cau...
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Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

RUSKIN — A 1-year-old child was killed Sunday night and four family members were hospitalized when their vehicle overturned into a ditch.Deputies, responding to the scene after receiving several 911 calls around 6:30 p.m., located the overturned vehi...
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Hernando Religion Calendar for June 22

Religion calendarBrooksvilleProvidence Church is offering a free weekly water-themed Kid’s Summer Fun Series that features Biblical stories, worship music and activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. W...
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Hernando Bloodmobile for June 22

BloodmobileLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.June 22: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surge Suppression, 15424 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sam...
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Hernando Government Meetings for June 22

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:TuesdayHernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville.Southwest Florida Water Management District, 9 a.m., district ...
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