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Hernando Briefs for Nov. 3


History is the topic of poster contest

The Withlacoochee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution invites all third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students interested in the history of the Revolutionary War to participate in the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. The contest is open to all public and parochial schools, homeschooled students, Scouts or Children of the American Revolution members. Young artists with an enthusiasm toward art, a love of American history or a passion in creative expression may submit a poster to the chapter. Posters that win at the local level advance to the state level and then the national level, where monetary awards will be presented in June. The theme for the 2017-18 contest is "The American Revolution in Florida — The Battle of Pensacola." Teachers, parents and Scout leaders interested in the program may contact Larry Sturgeon at (352) 688-2947 or The deadline to submit a poster is March 30.

Health care group opens new offices

Premier Community HealthCare, a local nonprofit community health center that provides accessible health care for all Hernando and Pasco county residents, recently opened two new offices in Hernando County — at 300 S Main St. in Brooksville and at 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill. To coincide with the expansion, Premier is launching a refreshed brand, emphasizing its "Your Health — Our Mission" commitment. A major component of the effort is a new, easy-to-navigate website. As the only federally qualified health care center in Pasco and Hernando counties, Premier provides comprehensive primary care services for children and adults, including family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, dental services and behavioral health, as well as community services, and has options for people who may be experiencing financial constraints. For information, visit or call (352) 518-2000.

Spring Hill woman claims Cash4Life prize

The Florida Lottery has announced that Margaret Monahan, trustee for the Kads Living Trust of Spring Hill, claimed a $1,000-a-week-for-life prize in the multi-state Cash4Life game, won during the Oct. 16 drawing. The Kads Living Trust chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1 million. The winning ticket was purchased from Publix at 4158 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

Voter outreach events set for November

The Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Office has announced voter registration and outreach events for November. Participants may register to vote, change political parties, request a vote-by-mail ballot or update their address and signature.
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14, Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville.
• Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 14, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.
• Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 27, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.


Jericho Road needs help with food

Jericho Road Ministries is seeking volunteers to help distribute food to needy, elderly and homeless residents of Hernando County. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at the food distribution location at Mary's House, 1163 Howell Ave. Administrative help is also needed. For information, call Jean Vivelo at (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.


Boys & Girls Club collecting food

The Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County's Westside Preschool Unit at Westside Elementary School is collecting food for needy families in the community for the holidays. The unit hopes to collect enough food to help 20 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the school, 5404 Applegate Drive, until Nov. 17. Specify when dropping items off that the donation is for the unit. For information, call Suzanne McClave, unit director, at (352) 666-0068.

Club schedules annual orchid auction

Visitors will be able to bid on an array of orchid types, hybrids and styles at the Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill's annual orchid auction on Nov. 18 at VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St. Preview the orchids beginning at 11:30 a.m.; the auction starts at noon. Refreshments will be served. For information, visit springhillorchidclub or call (727) 514-4230.