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Tourist council scheduled to meet Thursday

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 23, 2007


BROOKSVILLE

THE HERNANDO COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 3 P.M. THURSDAY at the Best Western hotel at 30307 Cortez Blvd. in Ridge Manor West. For information, call 754-4405.

Juneteenth panel to meet Saturdays

The Juneteenth Committee will meet at 5 p.m. every Saturday at the Russell Street Station until the Juneteenth Historical Festival takes place. The event will begin at noon June 14 and continue through 7 p.m. June 17 at Russell Street Park. The event will feature music and entertainment, Southern-style food, dancing, midway rides, and arts and crafts. "Juneteenth" is short for June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free, two years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. For information, call Virginia Jackson at 799-0129.

COUNTYWIDE

Hospice needs volunteer help

Hernando-Pasco Hospice needs volunteers to work a few hours a week at the local Hospice House. Volunteers may cook and bake, visit with patients, arrange flowers or do laundry. A two-day orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 and 8 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice office, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Registration for the orientation is required; call Mary Kay Sandell at 597-1882. Hospice is a nonprofit group that cares for those with a life-limiting illness.

Correction

To make reservations for the complimentary lunch at the 75th anniversary and field day at the USDA Subtropical Agricultural Research Station, call 796-3385. The phone number was wrong in a Tuesday story.

Today's meetings

Hernando County School Board, 9 a.m., School Board complex, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Ch. 14.

Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

Today's pick

'Role of Diversity in Education and the Community' panel discussion at PHCC: 1 to 3 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Room A-139, Brooksville. Free. Stanley Giannet, 797-5001.