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According to U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, passport applications received before Feb. 1 from the Hernando County Clerk of the Circuit Court are no longer valid. Information must be provided on the new forms, and fees have been changed. For information, visit the U.S. Department of State Web site, the clerk's Web site at, stop by the clerk's Recording Division at 161 E Jefferson St., Brooksville, or call 540-6382.


Expo will benefit the Dawn Center

The Hernando County Home Business Women's Network will host a Health and Wellness Expo from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The event will include a blood drive and a collection of donations for the Dawn Center, a local women's shelter. There will be vendors, food and prizes. Admission is free. Anyone who donates blood at the LifeSouth bloodmobile and brings a donation for the Dawn Center will get an extra raffle ticket for the door prize, valued at more than $100. Vendor spaces are available for $25. Call Celie at 684-4471.


Rustle up some tickets to this ball

The American Cancer Society's annual Cattle Barons' Ball will be at 6 p.m. March 8 in Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The western-style party will include entertainment, games, food, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $100. Various sponsorships and ACS partnering opportunities are available. Funds raised will support ACS' Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program. Call Vivian Bogul at (813) 949-0219, ext. 101, or e-mail

Today's meetings

Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Reception for artist Paul Shaskan: 7-9 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 838 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. Free. 848-0177.

Southeast Area Motorcoach Association/Family Motor Coach Association annual rally: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando County Airport, off Broad Street, south of Brooksville. Day passes are $6 each, three-day passes are $10; free for children 12 and younger.