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Betty Ann Whitney, a member of the Masters of Fine Arts, will have some of her award winning paintings on display at the Tampa Regional Library on Cross Creek Blvd. through December. Featured will be a traditional oil titled Happy Hands and a charcoal sketch entitled He Watches Me. Whitney is an artist, fiction writer and poet who lives in Wesley Chapel. The Masters of Fine Arts group meets each Wednesday at the Pasco County Recreational Complex on Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes. Call Helen Digristina at (813) 949-2782.

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Applications are being sought to fill a vacancy on the 2nd District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge John R. Blue effective Jan. 31. Applications will be screened by the nominating commission, who will send nominees to the governor. The governor has 60 days to make the appointment. Applicants must be a resident of the district, a registered voter and have been a member of the Florida Bar for 10 years. Deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Call Ky M. Koch at (727) 446-6248.

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