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Yant takes his seat on the Hernando School Board


Yant takes his seat on the School Board

James C. Yant was sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the Hernando County School Board. He urged fellow board members to put students' interests above all other considerations. "Whether it has to do with a football game or bullying or whatever," Yant said. Yant, 61, topped Gene Magrini in the Nov. 4 race for the District 4 seat vacated by retiring Jim Malcolm. The board elected Dianne Bonfield chairwoman, with John Sweeney vice chairman.

Crist fills chair on Housing Authority

Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Michael P. Burmann of Spring Hill to the Hernando County Housing Authority, Crist's office announced on Wednesday. Burmann, 48, a home inspector, succeeds Anna Liisa Covell. His term ends on Aug. 1, 2012.


SPCA asking a dollar of support

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County needs donations to keep the shelter running. Several thousand dollars are needed each year to cover veterinary expenses, spay and neuter expenses, medications and building maintenance. The SPCA is hosting Dollar Days Saturday and Sunday at the shelter, 9075 Grant St. The public is asked to stop by and donate $1. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed on holidays and Sundays). For information, call (352) 596-7000. Donations also can be mailed to P.O. Box 3161, Spring Hill, FL 34611-3161.


Group collecting clothes for needy

Love Your Neighbor is in need of old sneakers, work boots, adult bikes, backpacks and men's jeans to help the area's homeless and needy. Also, donations of canned and nonperishable foods are needed for the food pantry. For information, to donate or to discuss organizing a food drive, call John Rudny at (352) 573-8756.

Today's meeting

Withlacoochee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, 10 a.m., Lake Panasoffkee Parks and Recreation Community Center, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee.

Today's picks

"Big Bad Musical" at Hernando High: 7 p.m., Hernando High Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $8 for adults, $5 for students. 797-7015.

Cops vs. Kids charity football game: 7 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. $3 per person. 797-7020.

Hernando deaths

Boven, Marvin

Clark, Bruce Mitchell

Coletta, Daniel

Graff, Robert J.

Simmonds, Marie "Mitzi"

Fisher, Hazel Delores

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Yant takes his seat on the Hernando School Board 11/19/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:10pm]
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