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Representatives from the Florida Department of Health and the Hernando County Health Department will host an open house for Mitchell Heights residents from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center, 300 S Main St.

Mitchell Heights residents are invited to talk one-on-one with state and county health staff.

The Mitchell Heights community is adjacent to the former Hernando County Department of Public Works hazardous waste site. For information, call Algert Gray at 540-6802 or Ann-Gayl Ellis at 540-6817.

Also, the newly formed Health Awareness Mitchell Heights Restoration Board, a nonprofit organization active in getting rid of soil contamination in the neighborhood, will open its offices at 10 a.m. Saturday at 407 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Businesses and organizations are invited to set up booths.

For information, call 754-5111 or Bertha Winslett at 796-3736 .


Computer club previews classes

The Hernando Computer Club will present "A Kaleidoscope of Classes We Teach" at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Spring Hill.

Several instructors will give 10-minute presentations of the various classes the club offers to its members. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 592-0070 or visit


Machine Gun Shoot sets sights on 5 cars

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a Machine Gun Shoot at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the club range in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area off Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Five cars will be destroyed, along with an assortment of other targets. Food will be available throughout the day.

Shooters with their own guns pay $20 to participate. Vendor spaces are also available for $20.

Spectator admission is $2; children 15 and younger are admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

For information, call 597-9931 or visit

History commission looks to fill vacancy

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy for a city of Brooksville representative on the Hernando County Historical Advisory Commission.

The purpose of the Historical Advisory Commission is to promote the preservation of historical materials and resources and to encourage awareness of local history. All members are unpaid volunteers.

Applicants must be residents and registered voters of Hernando County.

Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 460 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

For information, call 754-4002.


PHCC aims to make college an easier goal

Pasco-Hernando Community College will participate in the statewide College Goal Sunday event Feb. 24, designed to reach out to low-income people in the community and first-generation-in-college students to help them apply for financial aid to attend college.

As part of College Goal Sunday, PHCC will host workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. that day at the following campuses:

- Room C-127, McKethan Library, PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville.

- Room A-240, PHCC East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City.

- Rooms C-205 and D-104, PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

PHCC financial aid advisers will be available to help college-bound students and their families complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Spanish interpreters will be available at all locations. A $500 scholarship drawing will be held at each campus for students who attend the event.

Those interested in attending the free workshop need to bring income and tax information for 2007, photo ID and proof of legal status. For information, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit