Deadline today for county fair exhibit entries

Published April 2, 2007


Today is the deadline for those wishing to enter the Hernando County Fair Family Living exhibits that will be part of the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show, April 20-29 at the county fairgrounds. Entries will be accepted for a variety of categories, including arts and crafts, woodwork, quilts, science exhibits, horticulture, food preservation and baked goods. Youth entering rabbits or poultry also must register by today. Contact the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service at 19490 Oliver St., just north of the fairgrounds, or call 754-4433.

Book discussion set for April 14

Lykes Memorial Library will conduct its next monthly book discussion group at 10:30 a.m. April 14 at the library, 238 Howell Ave. The book is Digging to America by Anne Tyler, a novel about two couples who meet when their adopted Korean daughters arrive on the same flight from Asia. Anyone interested can participate. Copies of the book are available at the library. For information, call Jeanne Del Vecchio at 754-4866.

Get running shoes, bring the kids

The 28th annual Red Mule Runners Flatlanders Challenge will be Saturday, starting in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St. The 5K and 10K runs will begin at 8 a.m. A 1K Kids Run will be at 10 a.m. The cost to enter the 5K and 10K races is $20 in advance, $25 on race day; T-shirts will be guaranteed to all preregistered runners. The cost for the 1K Kids Run is $5. Race information is available online at www.redmulerunners.com. To register online, visit www.active.com. For information, call 799-5257 or 585-6244, or e-mail flatland erschallenge@yahoo.com.


Auction fundraiser helps hospital

The Hernando County Shrine Club's annual auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Umsted's Family Auction House, 1293 Broad St. All money raised will benefit the Tampa Shriners Hospital, which provides free treatment to children with orthopedic problems and burn injuries. In 2006, 127 children from Hernando County were treated at the Shriners Hospital. For information, call Jack at 666-4980 or Fred at 597-1703.

Public meeting

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

Local & State

Columnist Ernest Hooper says Brooksville native Dr. Paul Farmer has his vote for the Nobel Peace Price. Farmer was honored recently with the Global Citizen award for his work on treating infectious diseases, especially in Third World countries.