Monday, January 14, 2013
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Help count the homeless

The Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum of Care will hold a training session in Key West for potential volunteers in the Jan. 29 homeless census.

The 45-minute class will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at 2221 Patterson Ave. The national survey will assess how many men, women and children are homeless. Volunteers are needed countywide to help gather the data, which Florida Keys nonprofits provide to the federal government.

Anyone who wants to learn more about the point-in-time count is welcome. For details, call 305-294-0304.


Federal funds to feed needy

Monroe County has been awarded $10,966 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to help nonprofits that already help feed the needy.

Such agencies may apply for some of that money.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to help local social service agencies. Past recipients include St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR) and Independence Cay Soup Kitchen.

Applications are available by calling 305-295-7741 or emailing Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 25.


Lawyer needed for panel

The Florida Bar is accepting applications for a lawyer vacancy on the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, due to the death of John R. Collins, whose term ends June 30, 2015.

The bar must nominate three candidates, from whom Gov. Rick Scott will select for the spot.

Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the jurisdiction. Download the application from, or get one by calling bar headquarters at 850-561-5757.

They are due at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 to, or by fax to 850-561-9405 or via mail to Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.