Flea Market to benifit student scholarships

Published April 26, 2007


The Hernando County School Nutrition Association hosts a flea market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Springstead High, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Spaces are available for $7; bring your own table. All proceeds go to scholarships. For information or to rent a space, call 683-3528.


Violence against women is topic

A training workshop, Violence Against Immigrant Women and Children: Relief Under Immigration Laws, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be attorney Vivianna Stubbe. The free workshop is provided by the Dawn Center Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelter of Hernando County and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For information, call 684-7191.

Open house set at youth shelter

Youth and Family Alternatives hosts an open house at the New Beginnings Shelter 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. The shelter is at 18377 Clinton Blvd., off Truck Bypass 50, behind the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. New Beginnings is one of three FYA runaway and youth crisis shelters. To attend, or to learn more about issues facing local youth, call the shelter at 797-7566.

Worker charged on registration failure

A 27-year-old carnival worker here for the County Fair was arrested Tuesday after a background check revealed he was an unregistered sex offender. Keith Allen Grasdalen, of Albert Lea, Minn., was charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Florida. The Sheriff's Office ran criminal background checks on all fair workers. Grasdalen was convicted of criminal sexual conduct on a child in April 2000 in Minnesota, said an arrest report.

Quick out-in for man at county jail

A Brooksville man is back behind bars just hours after he left jail. Louis Norman Kedves, 40, was arrested Monday for trespassing and released at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday. He returned home about 1:30 p.m. and got into an argument with his mother, sister and brother-in-law. They called 911 when he threatened to kill them and tried to start a fight. He was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Total time out of jail: 11 hours.


Tia Maria Bernardo won the title of Tiny Miss Hernando at the Hernando County Fair. Based on incorrect information given to the newspaper, a different name was listed in Wednesday's edition.

Meetings today

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Public hearing on Hickory Hill. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House cable Ch. 19.

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 3 p.m., Best Western I-75 Hotel, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

Brooksville Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 5:45 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.