Head Start preschool enrollment starting up

Published May 19, 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.

-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 biweekly), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, 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.


Continue your education at PHCC

Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following continuing education classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:

-CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 12 and 19

-AIDS Seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. June 26

-Basic Computers, Internet and Windows, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 26-Aug. 2.

The following classes will be offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:

-Computer Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4-13

-CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 13 and 20

-AIDS Seminar, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 25

Registrations are accepted first-come, first-served. For information, call the Spring Hill Center at 688-8798 or the north campus at 796-6726.


Seniors, learn driver safety with AARP

AARP will conduct its Driver Safety classes at the following locations in June:

-From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 6 and 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call 684-9302.

-From noon to 4 p.m. June 8 and 11, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St., Brooksville. Call 799-3658.

-From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 and 15, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Call 686-7179.

-From noon to 4 p.m. June 19 and 21, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Call 232-5609.

-From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 and 27, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call 683-8594.

The eight-hour course, given in two four-hour sections, is open to anyone 50 and older. The cost is $10. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their insurance company for a possible rate reduction.

Class sizes are limited. Call the instructors at the numbers listed above.


Kiwanis golf tourney rescheduled to May 24

The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill has rescheduled its second Golf Klassic to May 24 at the Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams. There will be closest to the pin, hole-in-one, longest drive and putting contests.

The entry fee is $85 per golfer or $300 per team, which includes the tournament and lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $75. Registration deadline is Monday.

The event will include a silent auction and prize drawings. All proceeds will benefit community projects.

For information or team registration forms, call Dana Cutlip at 684-9137 or Al Johnson at 428-3530.


Help support troops at golf tournament

Sea Pines Golf Club will host the Support The Troops Charity Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. May 26 at the golf club, 8211 Augusta Blvd.

Several sports celebrities will be on hand, including Tony Bland, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, Eddie Oyakhilome, formerly of the West Ham United and the Nigerian National Team, and Rex Sano of the NFL Alumni Association of Tampa.

The cost to enter the tournament is $20 per person, along with a nonperishable food item to be included in a care package (or a $5 donation). The event will include a lunch of hot dogs and burgers, chips and soda. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Hole sponsorships are available and donations of door prizes are needed. For details or to reserve a spot in the tournament, call Debbie Yowell or Mike Cortes at (727) 863-1214.


May 22 is orientation for stop smoking class

The Hernando County Health Department will conduct orientation for its Freedom from Smoking classes Tuesday at its office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd.

Classes will run each Tuesday for seven weeks, through July 10. During the week of quit night (June 12), there will also be a meeting on June 14. All classes, including the orientation, will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone who has considered quitting is encouraged to attend the free informational orientation session. Those who wish to take the program pay $25.

For information, call Becky Martin at 540-6800, ext. 82148.


Teens can get school physicals Saturday

High School Physical Day will be today at the Center for Bone and Joint Disease, 11307 Cortez Blvd., in the Oak Hill Hospital complex.

Local high school and middle school athletes are invited to receive their physicals during this time. There is a $20 fee, with funds raised to be donated back to the Hernando Athletic Program.

Athletes are asked to attend during the time slotted for their schools. Middle school athletes should go during the time for the high school they will be attending:

- 8 a.m., Nature Coast Technical High School

- 9 a.m., Springstead High School

- 10 a.m., Hernando High School

- 11 a.m., Central High School

For information, call 596-0900.


Black Educator's Caucus plans banquet

The Black Educator's Caucus will host its annual Marie A. Lawson Scholarship Banquet and Award Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 at the Best Western Hotel, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

The key speaker will be Dr. Keylo King of Brooksville. Catering will be provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant.

Tickets are $30 each or $50 for two. Sponsors are also needed for this event.

For tickets or sponsorship information, call Christine Yant at 683-2766 or 797-7010, ext. 424.


Swimming lessons, water aerobics offered

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the following at the Heather Golf and Country Club pool, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd.:

- Water Aerobics/Water Exercise. Two sessions will be offered: June 5 to 28 and July 10 to Aug. 2. Lessons will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $20 per session.

- Swimming Lessons (Levels I, II and III), for ages 3 and older. Two sessions will be offered: June 5 to 28 and July 10 to Aug. 2. Lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Level 2 and 3 lessons will be from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.; Level 2 lessons only from 10:20 to 11 a.m.; and Level 1 lessons from 11:10 to 11:50 a.m. The cost is $48 for eight swim lessons. Class sizes are limited to eight participants each.

For information, call 754-4031.


Haz-mat instructor teaches spill response

The Hernando County Waterways Department, along with the Hernando County Port Authority, will host the annual Spill Response Training Course from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.

The training will be provided by a Hernando County Hazmat instructor. The training will be offered at no cost. Community members and those in the commercial fishing industry are invited to attend.

For reservations or information, call the Hernando County Waterways Maintenance Department at 754-4027.