Public invited to a meeting of Legislators

Published December 18, 2006

State Rep. Robert Schenck has announced that the annual meeting of the Hernando County legislative delegation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 5 in the County Commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The public will have the opportunity to share its concerns with the delegation. Anyone wishing to address the delegation should contact Schenck's office to be placed on the agenda. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes. Budget request forms will be available at the meeting and are also available at Schenck's office, 12503 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. To be placed on the agenda or for information, call 688-5005.

Learn more about foster parenting

The Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute offers a free training for people interested in becoming foster parents. The next orientation is at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. A five-week session will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays starting Jan. 13 at the Harbor. The Harbor was awarded a contract from Kids Central Inc., a nonprofit agency funded by the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide licensing for foster care homes in the county. Foster parents must be at least 21, married or single, and must have a stable source of income and sufficient space in the home. They must also clear a criminal background check and home inspections for health and sanitation, fire, radon and, if there is a pool or spa, water safety. A foster parent cannot have more than five children at a time, including biological children. For information, call the Harbor at 344-2933.

Ukrainian church's feast has 12 parts

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church will host its annual "Sviatta Vechera" traditional Christmas Eve dinner Dec. 24 at the church, 8064 Weeping Willow St. The compline service will be at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. The dinner is a 12-course meal with desserts, all traditional Ukrainian foods. Tickets are $10. Reservations will be accepted through Wednesday. Call the church at 597-4366 or Alice Clark at 688-1839.

Public meetings

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, City Council chambers, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.