Local briefs, Nov. 9, 2013

November 9, 2013 

Recount confirms Holmes Beach re-elections

HOLMES BEACH -- A recount Thursday of votes in the race for seats on the Holmes Beach Commission confirmed the re-election of three incumbent commissioners.

Pat Morton was the clear front runner, but three other candidates for two remaining seats finished within 12 votes of each other.

After the recount, the winners of the three seats up for election were: Morton, 753 votes; David Zaccagnino, 651 votes; and Jean Peelen, 648 votes.

Trailing were challengers Carol Soustek, with 635 votes; and C. Melissa Williams, 417 votes.

Health and safety on tap for Myakka

MYAKKA CITY -- Myakka City Community Health and Safety day is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today on the grounds of Myakka City Methodist Chirch, 10525 Lebanon Ave.

The Manatee County Health Department will be giving free flue shots to all children and Walgreens will provide free flu shots for adults.

A wide range of medical and safety vendors will be participating.

Free hots dogs will be provided by Mosaic and Wee Care will provide free drinks.

-- Herald staff report

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