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FIRE DISTRICT OFFICIALS CANCEL FUNDING HEARING

BROOKSVILLE

Spring Hill Fire Rescue District attorneys canceled a hearing scheduled Thursday morning, aimed at freeing up district money. Fire District lawyer Ron Freeman said Wednesday evening that county officials have agreed to keep operations running as usual, which includes making sure fire department bills are paid and payroll is not interrupted again. In the meantime, county and fire officials will try to sort out technical questions over the district's legal status. Last week, fire district attorneys filed an injunction request after learning that the district had been dissolved, according to a list kept by the state Department of Community Affairs. That led Clerk of the Circuit Court Karen Nicolai, whose office oversees the district's money, to put a hold on its assets.

BROOKSVILLE

Food distribution Saturday morning

The Compassion Food Outreach will distribute food at 8 a.m. Saturday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. The distribution is for clients with identification cards; photo ID is required. To register or for information, call Mid-Florida Community Services at 796-1425.

COUNTYWIDE

Adoption angels nominees wanted

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite is accepting applications for the 2007 Angels in Adoption campaign. Nominees must be residents of the 5th Congressional District, which includes Hernando County, and must be received by Tuesday at Brown-Waite's office in Room 200 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. The winner will be invited to attend the Angels in Adoption gala Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C. The winner will be responsible for airfare and accommodations. The Angels in Adoption campaign, hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, is a national movement to raise awareness about adoption and related issues. Call 799-8354 or toll-free 1-866-492-4835.

Today's meetings

Hernando County School Board, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Update on rezoning committee's work at 9 a.m., discussion on field trip policies at 11 a.m. and discussion on magnet school admissions at 2 p.m.

Hernando County Health Care Advisory Board, 1 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 3 p.m., Best Western Interstate 75 Hotel, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program presents storyteller Windell Campbell: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For children 5 to 12. Free. Parents and guardians must remain on library premises. 540-6391.

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