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Posted: 2013 Nov 22 - 06:55

FWC offers hunter safety course

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on Nov. 23. It does not have to be notarized.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The class will be at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range in Fort Pierce. The range is at the end of Coolidge Road, which is one-quarter mile west of the turnpike overpass on State Road 70.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Office at( 561) 625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised).

Commissioners seek volunteers for advisory boards, committees

St. Lucie County Commissioners are looking for civic-minded residents to serve on various advisory boards and committees for future openings.

There are more than two dozen committees and advisory boards, including Planning and Zoning, Citizens Budget Committee and others. These groups make recommendations and provide valuable input into the decisions made by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.

Some committees have additional requirements. In addition, service on committees with planning, zoning or natural resources responsibilities may require disclosure of financial interests.

Applications are available on the county's website at: http://www.stlucieco.gov/BOCC/index.htm.

Red Cross office relocating

The American Red Cross Palm Beaches - Treasure

Coast Region has relocated its St. Lucie County office.

The new central-county location will better serve Red Cross clients and volunteers throughout St. Lucie County. The new location is at 2963 West Midway Road in Fort Pierce, across from the Chamber of Commerce. The office telephone number is (772) 878-7077.

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