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Hernando County Utilities will interrupt water service from 3 to 6 a.m. Tuesday in a section of Spring Hill to accommodate improvements to the public water system. The following streets will be affected: Spring Hill Drive, from Hasting Avenue to Alley Way (at the Century 21 office); Maguire Avenue, from Spring Hill to Maderia Street; Anchor Avenue, from Akron Street to Maderia; and Akron, from Escobar Avenue to Maguire. For information, call 754-4037 or visit


Entries sought for essay contest

State Sen. Mike Fasano is accepting entries for his 13th annual legislative essay contest for high school students. Two winners will be selected to serve for one week each in Tallahassee as a page in the Florida Senate during the 2007 legislative session. Students ages 15 to 18 in public, private or home-school programs are eligible to participate. Essays must be at least 100 words, answering the question: "What is the most important issue that Gov.-elect Charlie Crist should tackle once he is inaugurated and why?" All entries must be received by Fasano's district office no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at 8217 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, FL 34653. For information, call Greg Giordano at (727) 848-5885 or toll-free 1-800-948-5885.


Fair association needs volunteers

The Hernando County Fair Association has volunteer opportunities available for the 2007 Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show, which will be April 20 to 29 at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The fair theme will be "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams." Suggestions or ideas for implementing this theme are encouraged. Send e-mail to or call the fair office at 796-4552. Those wishing to volunteer may call or send e-mail to The Hernando County Fair Association is a nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible. Visit the Web site at

Today's pick

Coast Guard Auxiliary "Who We Are and What We Do" program: 7 to 8 p.m., 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. Free. 597-8136.

Public meetings

Orientation for new Brooksville City Council members, 10 a.m. today, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando County Elder Affairs Advisory Council, 10 a.m. today, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee, 5:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Personnel Advisory Board, 3:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

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