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Digest

Pope John Paul II school lauded for P.E. program

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 22, 2007


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LECANTO

Pope John Paul II Catholic School has received the Catholic Schools of Tomorrow award from Today's Catholic Teacher magazine for its Body, Mind, and Spirit program. The school's physical education program was recognized by the diocese as a model system. Registration for the 2007-08 school year opens to the public beginning Monday. For information, call the school at 746-2020 or e-mail office@pjp2.net.school For more school news, see Top of the Class, Page 3.

WISCONSIN

Cranes' first family makes trip north

The project to reintroduce a migratory whooping crane flock to the Eastern United States has now come full circle. This week, the so-called first family arrived safely in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. The birds had left their winter stopover in Hernando County to begin the migration Feb. 23. The first family is comprised of cranes designated Nos. 211 and 217, birds that first learned the migration route behind ultralight aircraft from Necedah to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in 2002. Last year, the pair was the first to successfully hatch and raise a chick and lead it to Central Florida without the aid of humans or their ultralights. The chick is Wild 601. Six other whooping cranes that are part of the experimental flock also arrived in Necedah this week.

INVERNESS

Library book sale starts March 30

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be March 30 to April 3 at the Citrus County Auditorium, 3610 S Florida Ave. U.S. 41 S. Volunteers from the Central Ridge, Coastal Region and Lakes Region libraries have been working for months at the Book House at the Historic Hernando School in Hernando to get ready for the sale. There will be plenty of great bargains in recycled reading. Thousands of best sellers, westerns, romance, computer, large print, history, crafts, cooking, health and fitness, children's, travel, foreign language, vintage and collectible books. Sale hours: March 30, 5 to 8 p.m., $5 donation; March 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 1, 1 to 4 p.m.; April 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (half price day); and April 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($3 a bag). Proceeds benefit Friends of Coastal Region, Central Ridge and Lakes Region libraries and the Citrus County Library System. For information, call 746-1334 or 527-8405.

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