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ROCK CRUSHER ELEMENTARY: Students are participating in an Invention Convention this week. They are learning creative problem solving by making simple inventions. The inventions will be available for viewing from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m. Friday. The fourth-grade class hosts an International Buffet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. This culminates a five-week study of various cultures. Food will be prepared by students and parents.

Mrs. Laga's first-grade class will operate Laga's Log Cabin Restaurant from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Breakfast will be prepared and served by the students. This follows a unit on nutrition. The PTA is sponsoring a Valentine's Dance, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $1. Students must be accompanied by parent or adult. Public is welcome. The PTA Parent Coffee to discuss "Springfest" will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

CITRUS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY: The Environmental Club will sponsor a Trash-a-thon from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday during the Manatee Festival in Crystal River.

AWARENESS PROGRAM: Preschoolers and children from day-care centers in Citrus, Hernando and East Pasco counties will be learning about, and helping people with disabilities through Feb. 21. They will be participating in a two-part disability awareness program organized by The Florida Easter Seal Society called "The Hop-n-ing." During the first part, teachers will familiarize children with disabilities and their various causes. Part two is a special event to raise funds for Citrus, Hernando and East Pasco residents with disabilities who are served by Easter Seals. The children will hop for three minutes and collect pledges as donations to Easter Seals. Each child who participates will receive an award certificate. For information, contact the Florida Easter Seal Society at 407-896-7881.

Honors

Chris Helton, Tim Perry and Rick Worthington of the Lecanto High School Band have been accepted into the Southeastern U.S. Honor Band in Troy, Ala. The three musicians were chosen on the basis of audition tapes and will join the 200 students selected to the Annual Honor Band. They were chosen from more than 700 students from six Southeastern states.

Matthew Wayne Garrett of Inverness has been selected as a semifinalist in the 51st Annual Science Talent Search for the Westinghouse Science Scholarships. Selection as a semifinalist indicates a high degree of talent and scientific ability and interest.

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