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Head Start is accepting applications

Published April 4, 2007



The Mid-Florida Community Services/Head Start Early Childhood Development Preschool Program in Hernando and Sumter counties is accepting enrollment applications for the 2007-08 school year.

This is a federally funded, income-eligible program for children who will be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with special needs and disabilities.

Applications are being accepted from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, or by appointment, at these locations:

- Moton Early Intervention Center, 835 School St., Brooksville. Call 754-2464.

- Central High School, 14065 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville (through May 9 only). Call 597-6732.

- Head Start Hence Street Center, 805 Hence St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-6677.

- Head Start Jackson Street Center, 610 N Jackson St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-4802.

For an appointment in Bushnell, call (352) 748-4802.

To complete an application, parents or guardians must bring these documents: certified birth certificate, proof of guardianship (if applicable), documentation of child's disability (if applicable) and proof of income for the last 12 months or prior calendar year, including four current weekly pay stubs (or two bi-weekly), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SSI letter, W-2 form from the prior year, statement of earnings from employer, unemployment verification, notarized statement of earnings for those self-employed or Form 1099.

For information, call one of the numbers listed above.


Program to focus on imperiled black bear

The Gulf Coast Conservancy's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Spring Coast Environmental Center, 9170 Cortez Blvd.

The program will be "The Imperiled Black Bear of Florida," which will be presented by Marcie Clutter, an education volunteer with Defenders of Wildlife. The program will include a slide show, bear artifacts and maps of the current bear populations throughout the state.

The meeting will include a brief memorial dedication for departed board members Nikki Everitt and Linda Pedersen.

For information, call (727) 808-4339 or visit the Web site at www.gulfcoast


For those caring for Alzheimer's patients

The University of South Florida Suncoast Alzheimer's and Gerontology Center will sponsor "Alzheimer's Disease: What Caregivers Need to Know," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Topics will include: understanding Alzheimer's disease, progress in treatment, communication strategies, managing troublesome behaviors, legal and financial information and coping strategies for caregivers.

The program and lunch will be provided at no cost. Advanced registration is needed. For information or to register, call Eileen Poiley at (813) 974-4355 or toll-free at 1-800-633-4563.

[Last modified April 3, 2007, 20:26:36]

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