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Anyone wishing to volunteer to serve on the Brooksville Housing Authority has until Wednesday to apply. Residents of Brooksville Housing Authority properties will be given special consideration. Applicants must be registered Florida voters. Applications are available in the city clerk's office at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., or online at Applications are due at the clerk's office by 5 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 544-5407.


Man driving wrong way on U.S. 19 dies

A Lake Worth man driving the wrong way on U.S. 19 was killed late Sunday night when a semitrailer truck collided with his car. Kyle Smith, 36, was driving his Mercury sedan south in the inside northbound lane of U.S. 19 when he collided head-on with a tractor trailer traveling north, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The four-lane highway is divided by a grassy median. Smith was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa at 1:09 a.m. Highway Patrol officials said toxicology results were pending.


- Don Halloran, president of the Hernando County Shrine Club, wrote the "note of thanks" in Sunday's Hometown Hernando. His name was omitted from the letter. Also, anyone who knows of a child with orthopedic problems, severe burns or a spinal cord injury who might benefit from services offered by the Tampa Shriners Hospital may call toll-free 1-800-237-5506.

- HNA Wireless Inc., 2396 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, had its ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The business' name and address were omitted from an item in Monday's Business Digest.

- Dottie Meares' name was misspelled in a photo caption on Monday.

Today's meetings

Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board, 9 a.m., District Headquarters, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville, 1:30 p.m. workshop; 6 p.m. public hearing; 7 p.m. regular board meeting. All televised on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Ch. 14.

Hernando County School Board, Hernando County Commission and Brooksville City Council, joint meeting, 3 p.m., School Board Complex, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Ch. 14.

Today's picks

Free class on "Easy Perennial Flowers for Florida": 10 a.m., Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. 754-4433.

Intermezzo Opera Festival presents Verdi's Falstaff: 7:30 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. $15 for adults, $10 for students. Box office opens one hour before performance. 797-7088, ext. 296, or (727) 534-5742.