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Hernando in brief

By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 13, 2001


Cooperative Extension offers seminar on goats

A special goat seminar, sponsored by the Goats R. Us Association, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Office. Topics include parasite control, breeding and pasture management. There will be live animal demonstrations on hoof trimming and other related topics. Drs. Roy Mobley and Pam Hunter from Florida A&M University will be the featured speakers. For more information call 754-4433.

Jewish war veterans to meet on Sunday

The Allan M. Forbes Jewish War Veterans Post 997 of Hernando County will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Silverthorn County Club. The cost of brunch is $9. Member Jim Marshall will speak on the Federal Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceuticals. Marshall holds a doctorate in medicinal chemistry. He has 25 years of corporate management in the pharmaceutical industry and 16 years as founder and president of the Thera Group, an international pharmaceutical consulting company. For information, call Hy Fishman at 686-3327.

Road construction may cause delays

The county Public Works Department will begin construction on Cammie Street and Roper Road on Wednesday. Residents should expect one-way traffic and brief delays near work areas. Access to residences will be maintained. Any questions concerning this project may be directed to Hernando County Engineering Division, Scott Nelson, 754-4062, ext. 138.

Hernando 4-H sponsors dog show Saturday

Hernando County 4-H will host the second annual 4-H Open Youth Fun Dog Show on Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the show will begin at 9:30 a.m. All children in Hernando County are invited to bring their dogs. There will be classes in agility, obedience, and in owner/dog look alike, costume, hair length, tail length and much more. There is something for everyone and a chance for children to show off their dogs. Every pet must be on a leash, and every exhibitor must be able to handle their pets. Registration and participation are free. Lunch will be available for $2, and all proceeds will benefit the Hernando County 4-H Youth Council. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 754-4433 to sign up or visit the Web site at www.co.hernando.fl.us and click on the 4-H Youth Dog Show.

Democratic Women's Club slates corned beef dinner

The Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner luncheon at noon on Friday to follow its regular meeting at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 1244 Mariner Blvd. Tickets are $5. For tickets and information call 686-7175.

Tax Collector's offices to close for meeting

The Hernando County Tax Collector's offices will be closed Thursday for an office meeting. The main office in the Hernando County Government Center in Brooksville will be closed from 8 to 9 a.m., with the branch office in the Forest Oaks Government complex closing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For further information call 754-4180.

Public invited to meet author of suspense novel

Friends of the Library invite the public to meet local author Lillian Winters on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library Book Corner bookstore, 7421 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill Plaza, Spring Hill.

Winters will be representing her first publication, titled A Woman on the Job, a romantic suspense novel available for purchase with the author's autograph.

Winters' second book has been accepted for publication.

For information call 684-0660.

Advisory council to meet

Powell Middle School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the media center. All Powell parents, students and staff are invited.

Brooksville Elks cancel charity bingo bash

The Brooksville Elks Lodge has temporarily canceled its charity bingo bash that was scheduled for March 24. The Lodge hopes to reschedule the event.

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