Sheriff's office wants to hire more crossing guards
MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office needs crossing guards.
Several guards have quit since school started last week creating a shortage.
Crossing guards work five days a week for two and a half hours a day. The pay is $12.43 an hour, according to the news release.
Call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011, ext. 2139, to apply.
Rabbit and poultry expo set at Manatee Fairgrounds
PALMETTO -- The Rabbit Expo will be held 1-3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Cook Arena, Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W. Participants are asked to enter the fairgrounds through gate one off 17th Street West.
Youths age 5 through 18 years old as of Sept. 1, are invited to attend to learn about rabbit and poultry projects. The expo is open to 4-H and non-4-H youths. At the expo, youths will learn about breed identification and selection (rabbits and poultry), grooming and handling (rabbits), health and disease (rabbits), and showmanship (rabbits). Other topics include educational resources available, equipment and supplies, tattooing and record keeping.
Bring your caged rabbit for answers from the experts. A few commercial businesses (rabbit and poultry breeders, equipment and feed) will be present.
Attendees must have 4-H participation form on file or be accompanied by responsible adult.
Barrier islands lose water pressure after main break
SARASOTA -- A private contractor working Tuesday at the Vue construction site near U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue ruptured a 16-inch water main that distributes water to the western portion of the city.
Water pressure is expected to remain low on Golden Gate Point, Bird Key, St. Armands Key and Lido Key at least until Saturday afternoon.
All city of Sarasota water customers have service with safe, clean drinking water.
Water pressure is lower than normal on the barrier islands. Redundancies are built into the city water distribution system to ensure the supply can continue even when a break occurs.
The private contractor is making repairs and expects to have the issue resolved by Saturday, at which time the water pressure should return to normal.
Information: Call Mitt Tidwell, utilities director, 941-365-2200, ext. 6210.
Gruters to address East Manatee GOP on Sept. 10
EAST MANATEE -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet for luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. Lunch costs $16.
Guest speaker will be Joe Gruters, candidate for District 73 Florida House and vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.
Reservations: Call 941-739-3813 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Herald staff reports