Workshop today explores fare increase
The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a mass transit workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. today in the Hernando County Government Center atrium, 20 N Main St. The proposed fare increases for the fixed-route and Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service will be addressed. Among the proposed fare changes: starting Oct. 1, the regular fare will increase from $1 to $1.25 and the reduced fare from 50 cents to 60 cents; the ADA paratransit fare will go from $2 to $2.50. Transfers, which are currently complimentary, will cost 50 cents. Prices will rise again, starting July 1. Also, as of July 1, transfers will be eliminated.
River's protection is groups' goal
Florida Defenders of the Environment, Gulf Restoration Network, and the Hernando Audubon Society will gather at 5:30 p.m. today at Ahhochee Hill Audubon Preserve, 24268 Lake Lindsey, east of U.S. 41, north of Brooksville. The purpose of the meeting is to establish a working group or coalition of groups to protect the Withlacoochee River at all parts of the watershed, to share and pool resources, lend support to groups working on specific sections of the river and to educate the public on the value of this resource and why it needs protection. For information, call Joe Murphy at (352) 583-0870.
Candidates' forum happens tonight
The Ridge Manor Property Owners' Association will host a Candidates' Night at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. A confirmed 27 candidates running for state and county seats will participate. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak. An informal question-and-answer session will follow. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556.
The Aug. 11 letter to the editor, "Neat review, but no Smokey Joe," contained an incorrect telephone number for the Show Palace Dinner Theater. The correct number is (727) 863-7949.
Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Chamillard, Robert B.
DeCava, Leonard R.
Emmerich, Ralph E.
Witte, Clara E.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.