BIG PINE KEY
Voter registration offered
The Lower Keys League of Women Voters will hold voter registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Big Pine Winn-Dixie. Oct. 9 is the deadline for registration to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
Florida's ballot includes proposed state constitutional amendments, justices of the state Supreme Court, State Assembly representatives, U.S. senator, president and vice president. The races in Monroe County include offices of the sheriff, Mosquito Control board, supervisor of elections, clerk of the circuit court, and referenda that would extend the 1-cent sales tax and change the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board seats from appointments to elected positions.
Free computer classes in October
The Key West library, 700 Fleming St., will offer free computer classes Thursday mornings in October.
On Oct. 4, the class will cover the basics of Microsoft Word; Oct. 11, how to save and retrieve documents or images. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Oct. 18's class will be a refresher and practice session on Microsoft Word.
On Oct. 25, more features will be covered, such as copying, cutting and pasting, changing color, adding images and printing.
These classes are aimed at beginners, but students should be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. If needed, there are one-on-one sessions to help with those devices. The library also will hold an "ereader drop-in" from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays to teach how to download ebooks. Sign up for classes at the Reference Desk or call 305-292-3595.
Ribbon-cutting today at 5
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District invites the public to a ribbon-cutting for new equipment at 5 p.m. today in front of the agency's hangar in the Marathon facility, 503 107th St.
The ceremony for a new "autoloader" will be held on the tarmac before the district's final budget hearing at 5:30 p.m.
District staff designed and built the autoloader from standard farm equipment to reduce manpower when loading helicopters with larvicide in the field, according to a press release. Typically, four to six inspectors were needed for the job. The autoloader will take their place, and allow inspectors more time fighting mosquitoes in their areas, the release says.