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BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF I t is being widely reported that the Republicans in the Florida house blocked debate on banning weapons. This is a very misleading claim that we rate mostly false. The legislators voted to not debate then vote on a bill that they had not read. The legislature was working on their normal business and Rep. Kionne McGhee a Dem ocratic Representative from Miami and an attorney used a procedural rule that allows any member to make a motion to bring House Bill 219 (HB-219) out of committee and bring it to used, members could only recall it being used twice in the last 12 years. Rep. McGhee said BY CHEYENNE GEER SPECIAL TO HERNANDO SUN We all hear about the opiate epidemic that af fects our beloved country and towns. The news never mentions the be to the family and friends and many times, it goes unspoken. Drugs tend to leave a trail of emotional and mental tolls on the friends and family, and even though I dont know how to begin to prevent the addictions, I person ally have found myself, too, reminiscing on the memories that I buried for so long. Often, it begins as simple as distancing themselves from others. When I was a child, I bleakly recall very few occasions where I could look out into the audience of ceremonies and see my mothers face. Everyone else would have both of their parents, despite many broken households, for support and I would have to try and excuse my mother for neglecting to come. It started with excuses as simple as; I dont feel well, or, prior arrangements interfered, but eventually they were just that, excuses. Many times, I would LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 11 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 12 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send you a Hernando Sun bumper magnet as a token of our appreciation! BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SPORTS Basketball Roundup 10 See OPIATES Page 4 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER March 2 8, 2018 Volume III, Issue XLVIII Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun A WALK THROUGH THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL Page 20 Opiate eects on the ones you love FACT CHECK: Florida House Republicans BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS DO THEIR STUFF AT FLORIDA CLASSIC PARK 16 Keeping tabs on our ecosystem 79 HIGH LOW 54 WEATHER SHUAYB DENTAL FAMILY & IMPLANT DENTISTRY Call for Your Appointment 352 -666 5133 229 MARINER BLVD., SPRING HILL, FL 34609 S A M E D A Y C R O W N S Cerec Crown I n c l u d e s : X R a y ( D 0 2 2 0 ) O f f i c e V i s i t ( D 0 1 4 0 ) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2018 N E W P A T I E N T S P E C I A L Exam and X -Rays (ADA -D0150) Full Mouth Service (ADA -D0210) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2018 $ 6 4 9 w w w s h u a y b d e n t a l c o m F R E E While this is an extraordinary procedural move, the shooting in Parkland demands extraordinary action. Some students from the Mar jory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were in the gallery when this hap pened and their agony has been widely shown. The students were unaware that what was going on Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf heading out to the Gulf to take monthly water samples to measure salinity, dissolved oxygen and clarity. Photos by SUE QUIGLEY BY SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN STAFF The climate and scenery of the Sun shine State has made Florida a very desirable place to live and attracts an enormous number of tourists each year. Most of Floridas nearly 20 million residents live close to its 1,800 miles of coastline and another 100 million tour ists are drawn here every year because of its bountiful ocean resources and the numbers are still rising. Florida Sea Grant, a coastal and marine extension program within the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, (UF/ IFAS) conducts science-based outreach programs designed to conserve and sustain Floridas precious coastal and ocean resources. Healthy oceans and coastlines pro and homes for manatees, wading birds, and other wildlife, said Brittany HallScharf, a Florida Sea Grant Extension of Florida. Its vital that we educate Floridians and visitors about protect ing and restoring our natural marine habitats. also an adjunct professor at the Univer sity of Tampa. Her mission is to con serve the coastal and marine resources and enhance economic opportunities in the county. One of Scharfs many remits has been to train residents in Hernando County to sample and test the waters along our coastline through a new Sea Grant and volunteers sampling, testing local waters through community-based outreach program. See SEA GRANT, Page 13 See HB219, page 4 BODYSLAMS FOR CHARITY 12 Brawl USA team up with Ability Tree Florida.


2 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of March 2 8, 2018 Julie B. Maglio Rocco Maglio Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Andy Villamarzo: Sports Writer Joe Carlino: Sports Writer Alice Mary Herden: Photographer William Holland: Contributor Donna Snapp: Ad Sales Representative (352) 428-8419 Ellen Corsi Tutko: Ad Sales Representative (614) 208-2066 Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe with your check made out to Hernando Sun Publications to Please call (352) 238-5454 News Desk For news tips, concerns, or corrections call: (352) 238-5454 ID STATEMENT: icals Postage Prices is Approved at Tampa Bulk Mail Entry POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Hernando Sun See BPD page 6 BY JUIE MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR Kenneth Brown Chair man of Lionchase Hold ings out of Washington DC, the company with whom the county brokered the Project Diamond incentive deal spoke to the Board of County Commis sioners on Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018. To review, Lionchase Holdings plans to build a 200,000 square foot warehouse at the Brooks ville Tampa Bay Regional Airport, creating 60 new jobs by 2021 with an average wage of $37,506. The warehouse represents a $22 million capital in vestment. County incen tives include a $180,000 job creation incentive, $420,000 land lease incen tive (over 5 years) and $217,000 building permit and impact fees mitiga tion. Brown began by ac knowledging the role the countys Economic Devel opment Manager Valerie Pianta played in bringing Project Diamond to the county. Thats really the im petus for us being here, said Brown of Piantas energy and hardwork. On Feb. 13, 2018 the See DIAMOND, Page 4 County, School approve funding for additional SROs By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Another full chamber of concerned cers convened at the Brooksville City Councils workshop meeting on Feb. 26, 2018. At the beginning of the meeting Council Member Natalie Kahler objected to the presentation on the agenda to be given by Duane Chich ester, on the basis that Chichester is not a city resident, and not an expert some discussion, the majority of council members agreed to allow the presentation. Citizens Comments began the ville resident to address the board was Craig Garrett, who stated he was retired from 25 years in Public Safety. Unhappy with the proposal, Garrett led with, Leave the police depart ment alone. Without public safety, we dont need a city, and we dont need (city council). Garrett stated, Youre that [sic] is a liar, a cheat and a thief, hides numbers hes going to do exactly the opposite of what hes going to tell you tonight. Regarding is the worst city council that Ive ever seen you guys have a vindictive agenda. Council Member Joe Bernardini responded immediately to Garretts comments, calling the statements very poor. Bernardini said of the city council, Were a business that is losing money, and all were doing is looking at ways to maybe save the city. meeting. Several other residents spoke to the board, some in favor of the county providing the public safety services for the city or dissolving Brooks villes charter, or both. Don Gilbert of Southern Hills Plantation called the situation of 45% of city residents paying no ad-valorem taxes, the per fect storm. Reiterating the business of running the city, he said, Take the emotion out of this. Roughly onethird to one-half in attendance were residents of Southern Hills. Duane Chichester, a county resident and former publisher of Hernando Today gave a presentation showing Chichester cited no growth (a net increase of 482 people since 2010), low household income ($38,636 for Brooksville and $59,039 nationwide) and a low ad-valorem tax base. In ad to Hernando County, another option is BY JULIE MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR On Feb. 27, the BOCC approved funding for the immediate addition of 10 SRO and a SRO Training ber 30, 2018 (Remaining amount of the Countys Fiscal Year). They gave approval contingent on the school district funding 50% of the $887,107 expense, which was approved unanimously by the School Board during a packed reg ular meeting later that day. On the countys side funding will come from the Countys General Fund Reserves and the school district will be invoiced $443,553.50, which will be returned to the reserves. Conversation during the Board of County Com missioners meeting ran the gamut, including the harm of gun free zones, the need for building school infra structure in a secure way, armed and trained citizenry present in schools, instating funding challenges for the school district, the potential for state SRO funding, high number of Baker Acts bare ly three months into 2018 as well as an update on the action plan upon approval of the additional SROs. Throughout discussion there was little doubt the BOCC would approve the expense, although questions arose if they would be penalized by the state for having a program in place prior to the state requiring a SRO in every school causing them not to receive the state funding associated with that requirement. Choice remarks came from Commissioner Hol comb who called school campuses murder zones since guns are banned from the premises as law abiding citizens cannot carry concealed weapons in the gun free zones. As far as school situations go, we need to get rid of our pre9/11 mentality, he stated. He views the additional SROs as a step in the right the SRO failure in South Florida wouldnt happen here. Commissioner Nicholson agreed that they need to get rid of gun free zones for schools. He said that some one who has a concealed weapon permit should be able to carry a gun on a school campus. Holcomb is in favor of constructing schools for security as in Israel and creating vetted groups of in dividuals with law enforce ment or military training to protect schoolslike TSA for airports. Dr. Romano commented, I dont want our parents everyday and wondering if theyre going to see their child again. I dont want that. We can do many things on the proactive end, she continued, We are review ing safety plans, were putting training into place, were looking at every child with multiple risk factors. Commissioner Allocco stressed that training the students to react properly is key. We need to not think about it as an inconvenience when we train our children on how to be prepared for commented that killers prey on the lack of training the students have in these situations. He asserted that there needs to be individual accountability on the state and federal levels of gov ernment. He said that the reason Parkland, Las Vegas and Connecticut happened was people on the state and federal level not doing their jobs and being held to a dif ferent standard than those in the private industry. And Im tired of it, he added. Allocco emphasized that we need to throw out entangle ments that dont allow the police to do their job. The Parkland incident had entanglements on many levels. One entanglement that involves local and state levels, is an agreement called the Promise Pro gram between the County, District, municipalities within Broward County, the Florida Department of Ju State Attorney which out lined how law enforcement would respond to student scrapes with the law. It deals mostly with misdemeanors occuring in public schools, giving law enforcement the discretion whether to arrest a student or not in order to reduce in-school arrests. Broward County had the highest number of school related arrests in the State of Florida in 2011-2012, spurring them to insti tute the program in 2013 according to their collabo rative agreement on school discipline. It also explains that the use of arrests may decrease a students chance at graduation, entering high er education, joining the military and getting a job. It additionally cites that stu dents of color, disablilties and LGBTQ students are disproportionately impacted by school-based arrests for the same behavior as their peers. However, its easy to see how decreasing the threshold for arrests could create an unsafe situation. There was some discus sion during the Feb. 27 meeting about Governor Scott pushing for an SRO requirement for every school in a district based on 1 SRO per 1000 students and state funds would be pressure. However ques tions arose about whether the county would get the funding if they already had met the SRO requirements. Board when he came to the podium, stating that he had just made a quick phone call to the Governors Deputy that we would not be penal ized for acting early. Hes never lied to me before, said Nienhuis. Dr. Romano expressed concern for the school districts Safe School Allo cation which is based on the crime index for the county. Its minimal ($400,000$500,000)... We know what we need to do, in terms of training infrastructure, partnering with law enforce ment its our funding the safe schools allocation is basically half of what we need because its based on the crime index. However the behaviors, safety and security issues we see with our children theyre sub stantial. We have over 200 Department just this year. When something occurs in the school, they go out to the homes to investigate imagine the resources it takes to provide just this year 200. Yet there is some hope because Scott has outlined an increase in the Safe School allocation for each school district in his proposed school safety plan. Expounding on the num ber of Baker Acts since the Nienhuis said that 99% of the Baker Acts have been self harm related. What my SROs do is that any juvenile that is Baker Acted wheth er its inside or outside of school, they have a protocol they go through. They visit the house and talk with the parents or the guardians as well as the student to make sure that they have seen somebody, that theyre getting help, do they feel like theyre in crisis now We prefer to prevent one of these things than have to deal with it, Nienhuis said. mented that having a SRO in every school will give him the opportunity to expand the Auxiliary Deputy Program. Teachers, administrators or John Q. Citizen go through the required training and they are given the authority to make arrests as long as they chosen the 10 additional SROs and the additional Sergeant, Sgt. D. Deso who is an active shooter trainer and member of the HCSO SWAT team. The new SROs will begin on Thurs day. Over the summer, they will go through SRO train ing. Methods of long term funding and the proportion of funding by the school and county for the addition al SROs is still up in the air and will be discussed in future meetings. City councils consideration of disbanding Brooksville PD continues District Superintendent and Capt. Harold Hutchinson Jr. who oversees the SRO Unit in additional SRO funding. Filling up the Mason Jars publ. 2/23/18: The director of ReUnknighted is not John Masterson. The director is Kyle Marra. ber for Wild Buck Whiskey is 352 592-9622 with. Proposed 200,000 sq ft Project Diamond warehouse Were a business that is losing money, and all were doing is looking at ways to maybe save the city. Council Member Joe Bernardini


laundry Leads To Between Brothers ANDREW YOB: 1972 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 02/23/2018 SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: On residence of 10277 Rosetti defendant were involved in a verbal argument regarding the defendant doing laundry this early in the morning. Dale advised that when he calling Dale names. While advised that the defendant slapped his face three on his nose where Dales glasses rest. The defendant advised that he and Dale were arguing about Dale not helping out with their mother who resides with them. The defendant also advised that Dale was complaining about as it was interrupting his television watching. The lacerations around Dales nose showed visible with Dales statement of the incident. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail is being held without bond. The defendant was provided a misdemeanor court date of 03162018 at 0900 hours in Courtroom C of the Her nando County Courthouse. Papers Leads to WILLIAM YOB: 1963 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 02/23/2018 16:12 XXXX AIRMONT Arrest Summary: On patched to the residence reference to a battery. childrens school today. Geni advised that she was trying to deliver a copy however he did not want to accept them. The defen ed at 1221 Kass Circle because he stated they wanted to have a Deputy present. Both the victim and defendant walked to was locked and no person nel present. The defendant attempted to return back to his vehicle to leave and when he opened the door the paperwork on his seat. Geni said this made the defendant extremely with both of his hands on her left and right forearms. The defendant began pushing her back. Geni stated she sustained lac erations on her forearms from the defendants nails while grasping her arms. I observed 2 lacerations on both of Genis forearms consistent with her state ments. I also observed a bruise on her left bicep the defendant caused that when he was pushing her backward. Pictures of Ge nis injuries were taken. I made contact with the Defendant who advised that he was indeed with Geni today. He advised he substation at Kass Circle because Geni was trying to give him papers he did not want to accept. He said when they got their tried to leave but Geni was standing next to his car. The defendant advised that he just opened his door so he could leave. The defendant denied hit an answer when asked if he touched her at all. I observed the defendant to peared to be able to cause the injuries consistent with Genis statement. The defendant and Geni advised that they were however they have been separated for 11 years now. Both subjects have children in common. The defendant was taken into custody and trans ported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he was charged with one count of Domes tic Battery. The defendant is to be held on a no bond status. The defendant was given a misdemeanor court date of 3/16/18 at 0900 hours in court room C in the Hernando County Courthouse. Brothers YOB: 1962 CHARGES: AGG ASSAULT Arrested on 02/23/2018 SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: On 02/23/2018 I responded to 6337 Hillview Rd in reference to an aggravated cooked popcorn on the stove and made a mess. The Defendant David Allen Elster began to argue with Curtis about making a mess and being a bum. While towards the living room. David followed Curtis and proceeded to grab a paring knife from the kitchen sink and charge Curtis. Curtis stated he was backed in the southwest corner of the liv ing room where he yelled for David to stop charging him when he came within 4 feet ly stopped and left Curtis alone. Curtis stated he was in fear and he believed that his brother would have stabbed him if he didnt yell at him to drop the knife. David was taken into held on a no bond status due to the relationship being domestic. David was given a court date of 03/20/2018 in court room D at 0900 hours. Son Punches Hole In Door Because His Mother Would Not Be Baker Acted YOB: 1961 CHARGES: CRIMINAL Arrested on 02/23/2018 22:07 XXXX GLASGOW Arrest Summary: On 02to the residence located at in reference to a criminal observed a large amount of glass to be on the walk way directly in front of door to the residence. Upon making contact with complainants/victims Mary and Doyle. I was advised by Mary that she was involved in a verbal disturbance with herself inside her bedroom. Mary advised that the defen dant then began to violently bang on her bedroom door at which time he made created a hole in the door. I was able to observe an in the door which was not present on a previous call at the residence prior in the day. Contact was then made with the defendant who advised he was involved in a verbal altercation with his mother due to him believing that she needed to be Baker Act ed. The defendant advised that he was intoxicated in which he ran to his mothers door and began banging on it because she would time he created the hole in the door. Upon asking the defendant where the glass in front of the door came creating the hole in the and smacked the glass causing the glass to fall out and break. Mary further advised the door would cost approxi would cost approximately was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant was charged with 1 count of criminal mischief. The defendant was issued a bond amount court date of 03-16-18 at 0900 hours in Courtroom C of the Hernando County Courthouse. Said He Had No Idea Why His GirlFriend YOB: 1971 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 02/24/2018 Arrest Summary: On arrival I made contact with John Cox who stated that called Law Enforcement but he had no idea why. He stated at no time did this argument turn physical and no one was hurt. I then made contact with Kelly who stated that she and John are dating and he lives in the travel trailer on this property with her. Kelly also stated nothing occurred because she does not want anyone to get into trouble; howev er Kelly then stated she was in fear for her safety. Kelly stated that she found some YouTube websites that John was looking at it. Kelly stated she was standing in the doorway of the travel trailer and John grabbed her by the arms and pushed her backwards causing her to fall on the scratches on her left upper arm that I did take photos of. Kelly provided a sworn written statement that was placed into records. I again made contact with trying to get into the trailer and Kelly lost her balance and fell backwards. John stated he did not hit her and he does not know how she fell. Based on Kellys state as well as the statements him under arrest for do mestic battery. showed that John is a special concern and is on felony probation for the session of a controlled substance under 823652 and was set to be released on 01-24-2022. I checked the Hernando County Clerk of the Court Website and found that on 05-18-2017 he was convicted of battery 2nd or was convicted of another count of battery 2nd or same date. I then placed him under ar rest for felony battery 2nd transported him to the Jail where he was held on a no bond status and issued a felony court date of 03-202018 at 0900 hours. John was also arrested for VOP under 2018-05936. March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS Brooksville City Council School Board Workshop 3/6/2018 12:00 PM 919 North Broad Street Board of County Commis sioners Regular Meeting 3/6/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks BROOKSVILLE Brooksville Council Work Location 201 HOWELL Planning and Zoning Com mission Regular Meeting 3/12/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks Metropolitan Planning Organization Regular Meeting 3/20/2018 1:00 PM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks Board of County Commis sioners Regular Meeting 3/27/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks School Board Meetings 3/27/18; Informal 11:00 AM Workshop 2PM Employee Discip. Appeal 4PM Regular Meeting 6PM 919 North Broad Street HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions made by the State Attorneys Office or the outcome of criminal trials. Stated that the weed was his but did not know who the Hy drocodone belonged to THONY YOB: 1985 TATTOO: MULTIPLE TAT TOOS/RT ARM CHARGES: POSSES DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested on 02/24/2018 Arrest Summary: On the fact that the registered owner of the vehicle had a observing a male driving the cle owner). into contact with Steven who had in his possession 2.0 grams of a green leafy positive for THC in a clear cigarette pack containing 11 white pills with the impres sion of Watson 3203 on them (which through Drugs. drocodone). Both items were found directly in the center console of the vehicle. The Hydrocodone was discov ered directly underneath the clear plastic bag of the green leafy substance. The defendant stated that the weed was his but did not know who the Hydroco done belonged to. The defendant also stated that them there. The defendant was placed under arrest for the above the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defen dant is being held on a total ties with Oxycodone in His Pocket YOB: 1979 TATTOO: TATTOO/LT ARM/JGA POSSESSION DRUG PAR APHERNALIA Arrested on 02/25/2018 01:49 1485 COMMERCIAL Arrest Summary: On 02/25/2018 I responded to Walmart located at 1485 Commercial Way in Spring ida in reference to a retail theft. It was determined that the defendant James Aponte had taken and concealed phone case and a 400 amp portable vehicle jump box. The defendant passed all points of sale without paying for the candy and was stopped outside of the doors. While searching for the dermic syringe with a red well as a gold in colored teaspoon with red powdery residue on it. I also located two small glass jars which contained trace amounts which appeared consistent with marijuana. I also located a multicolored cylindrical sil tained one half of a red pill. Per the pill identi conducted on the green leafy substance using NarcoTest cating positive for THC. The defendant advised there was oxycodone in the syringe and on the spoon. The defendant was then tak en to Bayfront Health Spring Hill for medical clearance the defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident where he bond per the bond schedule. The defendant was issued a court date of 03/20/2018 in courtroom D of the Hernan do County Courthouse at 0900 hours. Attack YOB: 1985 CHARGES: RESIST/OBSTR Arrested on 02/25/2018 of birth 09/25/1985. Upon arrival at the resi Barbara Adkins. I asked Barbara if the defendant was at the residence and Barbara stated no and provided verbal consent for a search of the residence. The defendant was lo cated in the attic to which he climbed into upon my arrival at the residence. The defendant attempted to hide and prevent his arrest. While asked the defendant to come down from the attic several the defendant refused and attic and was taken into cus tody without further incident. Due to the defendant refus ing to come out from the attic after being given multiple arrested and transported to the Hernando County Jail. The defendant was provided a court date of 03/16/18 at 0900 hours. The defendant bond. YOB: 1989 Arrested on 02/26/2018 02:17 XXXX HAWTHORNE Arrest Summary: On residence of 2387 Haw thorne Road in reference to the physical disturbance call that was dispatched. While conducting interviews cash from a wallet belonging WR\003WKH\003YLFWLP\\003$QJHOD\003\000D\\000HV\017\003 during an active investigation for a domestic battery at the residence. The victim was able to describe the exact denominations of the stolen nomination was discovered defendants pocket as the defendant attempt leave the scene in a hurry. The defendant was then placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant was given a court date of 03/21/2018 at 0900 hours in courtroom B. Suspicious object probably a munition from Civil War On Monday Feb. 26, 2018 a homeowner on Oakridge Drive tion and called the Citrus County Bomb Squad and Macdill Air Force Base for assistance. The individual from MacDill AFB indicated the object may have possibly been a munition from the Civil War era and removed it. include the Battle of Bayport and the Brooksville Raid. Photo by HCSO


she would avoid going into public, or attending anything that involved others. I never recognized the stress on her face or the agitations from the drugs. The most obvious al from her responsi bilities and celebrations. My mother believed that she was as entitled to her privacy, as we all were. However, her privacy soon turned into a complete exodus from my life. As a child, you rely on your simplest needs; food, shelter, clothing, and water. One time after I returned home from school, I walked into the house and there was no power, and since we had a well, no water. My mother had removed all the cabinets in the home for her own undisclosed reasons and was not concerned about how she would store any food. Maybe I was nave, or hopeful, and just wanted to believe that every fam ily went through spurts similar to ours, but deep down I knew something Eventually I resumed living with my father after I mentioned her recent actions. For a few months, she would call to ask about my life and school, but that too ceased. There were some months, I would the local obituaries and arrest reports in the local paper, trying to under stand why she refused to contact me. At thirteen years old, your parents should be preparing you for puberty, supporting you at your sports, and helping you discover who you are becoming as a person. Instead, there I was at thirteen years old, awkwardly trying to ask advice from my father, wondering why it was such a burden for her to be a [minor] part of my life. As I got older, I began to notice the drug use, and I tried to forgive her absence in my childhood. On several occasions I have made attempts to rekindle our relationship as well as introduce her to my new life that I have built. She recognizes the anger and grudges I hold towards her and contin ues to dwell on the past, without acknowledging the things she could do to move forward. Instead, she still hides in the shad ows, and nobody men tions it, but we all know the person the drugs have made her to become. SUBSCRIBE TO HERNANDO SUN! 52 issues for $28.60 or 26 issues for $16.90 Make checks payable to: Hernando Sun Publications. Fill out this form and mail with your check to: Hernando Sun Publications; P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 Yes, Id like to Subscribe!Name (First, Last):_____________________________________ Delivery Address:_____________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone:_________________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________________ If this is a gift subscription would you like us to send so, please specify: ________________________________________________________ Date:______________Number of issues:______________ 4 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Hernando Sun Our Newspapers in Education program is now in full swing. We are currently deliver ing 350 newspapers to schools across the county each week. The Newspapers in Education program serves to familiarize young readers to news papers and how to read them. Newspapers are provided to teachers for them to incorporate into giving students in our community a source of local knowledge. The Hernando Sun is a member of the 501c3 allowing supporters of our program to make tax deductible charitable donations. If you would like to support our Newspapers below and send with your donation payable to "Newspa pers in Education" to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ OPIATES ___________________________________________________ State of Florida moving fast in school safety plan BY JULIE MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR The early part of the week saw lots of ac tivity in the legislature in regards to gun and school safety related bills. On Monday Feb. 26, 2018, during a Senate Rules Committee hearing a wide ranging school safety plan was approved in what was described as a raucous meeting. Student survivors and family members spoke vehemently in favor of an amendment that would ban assault style weapons which grew particularly heated and the amendment ended up failing. The school safety plan approved by the Senate Rules committee is $400 million bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican, that would give spe cially trained teachers the ability to bring guns to schools, ban people under 21 from buying and allow law enforce court orders to take guns away from mentally ill people they categorize as dangerous. On Tuesday Feb. 27 the bill went to the Senate Appropriations Committee. That same day a similar school safety bill was heard in a House committee and approved 23-6. The House appropriations committee earlier reject ed an amendment 18 -11 that would ban assault Governor Scott met ami-Dade County on Tuesday about his plans to pass a $500 million school safety bill prior to the end of session on Friday March 9, 2018. Unveiled last Friday Feb. 23, the governors goals are numerous and include: Increase in law enforcement and men tal health counselors at schools Make buildings more secure with metal detec tors and steel doors Create an anony mous tip line Create a Violent Threat Restraining Order which would prevent a violent or mentally ill person from purchasing or possessing weapon Mandate a law every school, at least 1 per 1000 students Criminal penalties for threats to schools Age requirement of 21 years old to purchase Increase in funding for the Safe Schools Allocation. Additionally, School districts must also take all capital out lay funds received from taxpayers and use it for school hardening before it can be spent on any other capital outlay. All safe school allocations must be spent in accor approved plans. would be required to have a DCF case manager within their department to work as a crisis welfare worker for repeat cases in the community. was not a serious attempt to pass a law. They saw the vote as an insult to what they had suffered. A procedural game was played to either force representa tives to vote on HB-219 an assault rifle ban law they or the com mittee staff had not yet reviewed or vote to leave the bill in committee. The motion requires legislators to approve it, since it short circuits the normal process for bills. If the motion passes to move the bill from committee to the floor, the bill jumps over a number of steps and moves to a third reading and a vote. (There is no first and second read ing.) The third reading of a bill only allows debate about the bill. The legislators are not allowed to ask questions about the bill, since by this point normally a bill would have been well explained. They could not offer amendments since amendments must be available a day in advance. The legislators could not really debate the bill since they had not read it and had no idea what was in it. The legislature voted to not allow this ex traordinary procedural move and the bill is still in committee. Since the committees are no longer in session that bill is most likely dead for this session. Jared Moskowitz, a 1999 graduate of Stoneman Douglas and the Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, repre senting the 97th District which contains Parkland issued a statement where he called the move pro cedural games. The decision to make a procedural motion to bring HB 219 to the floor was brought up with zero notice. The majority of Democratic members of our caucus were not aware that any motion would be made and several were not present on the floor. I was in my district attending Peter Wangs funeral. Peter was a hero. He held the door open so other students could survive and it cost him his life. I know in my heart I was where I needed to be yesterday. Paying my respects to a hero. I have been and will continue to work with Democrats and the Re publican majority to pass a bill that addresses the tragedy in my home town. Procedural games will not make policy. Only members from both parties working together on legislation will bring the gun safety changes we need to prevent this from ever happening again. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia Republican Hernando (District 35), who rep resents much of Hernan do County, said, Every one of my constituents should be happy, I did not vote on a bill I had not read, and had no idea what was in it. How a bill normally moves through the House of Representatives. The bill is filed by a representative. Each representative is allowed to file up to 6 bills per session. Although there are some types of bills that do not count towards this limit, in every ses sion there are more than a 1000 bills. The bill is given a first reading and assigned to a committee or committees. In the first committee, if the bill is selected by the committee chair and put on the agenda, the bill is debated and amended. Testimony is given about the bill. If the bill is approved by the first committee it moves to the next until it passes through all the committees it has been assigned to. Once a bill has passed all the committees it has been assigned to it is placed on the calendar to be heard on the floor. If the bills time comes up before the end of the session, it then goes on the house floor where the bills sponsor explains the bill. The sponsor answers questions about the bill, which the leg islators have in front of them. The legislators then go home and the third reading, debate, and vote is on the next day. A legislator will have the committee staffs analy sis and will have read the bill and had time to think about what the implica tions are of the wording and what the definitions mean. HB 219 HB 219 was assigned to three committees: Criminal Justice Sub committee, Justice Appropriations Subcom mittee, and the Judiciary Committee. It had not advanced in the first of the committees to which it had been submitted. HB 219 was submitted in October and hasnt moved from the first committee. Usually as a bill progresses through the committee, the bill is amended many times as legislators point out potential problems with the law. Issues that will present themselves in the future are noticed and fixed. HB 219 had not received these fixes. HB 219 defines assault weapons and lists a num ber of rifles, shotguns, and pistols. To call this a ban on assault rifles is not accurate. In fact, any pistol that accepts a detachable magazine and has a threaded barrel or weighs more than 3.125 pounds is considered an assault weapon in HB219. NRA A narrative around the failure to advance HB 219 is that the legisla ture is beholden to the NRA, because of cam paign contributions. The Tampa Bay Times, The Buzz blog found that since 2000, the NRAs donations to current members of Floridas House and Senate amount to a grand total of zero. The NRA does have significant influ ence, but that is from their many politically active members. Consequences The results of the inaccurate reporting on this issue has lead to a tremendous amount of vitriol online. The names of the people who voted against the extraordi nary procedural move have been listed far and wide. The amount of misinformation about what the House of Rep resentatives was voting on juxtaposed with the crying school students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has led to anger and hate. As the Democratic State Representative of Parkland Jared Moskow itz wrote Procedural games will not make policy. Only members from both parties work ing together on legisla tion will bring the gun safety changes we need to prevent this from ever happening again. HB219 property. Everyone is out there bidding up ware house space around the country. Its also become more technologically oriented with automation and tem perature control opportu nities. With all those things, we are working as hard as we can to get in the mar kets that are growing, that have the capability to sup port warehouse growth, said Brown. Working with Valerie has been fantastic. This is a great opportunity for us. Everybody that weve talked to is real excited about this Hernando Coun ty opportunity. Hernando County has the best of everything... Ive spent a lot of time in Tampa and everyone is talking about the growth here. As far as the incentives DIAMOND are concerned were really excited about that, Brown said. He commented that the competitive advan tage given to them really means a lot to their out side partners. Were real ly excited about all that youve done to help move this project forward. We want to let you folks know that we are welcoming you here, said Commissioner Dukes. Our housing market crashed like everybody elses did. Anytime a person like yourself is in terested enough to bring a new industry here, giving new jobs is an asset for this county.


March 28, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Recently, Wider Hori zons School students took a day to celebrate. a festival in honor of the schools 35th anniversary. Activities included face painting, hula hooping, a duck hunt, fossil digging, hat making and there was even an ice cream shop. Older students manned the activities and led the the younger students around the festival. Many years ago there were two educators that became heavily involved in education in Hernando County. They had worked in the Peace Corps in Peru setting up schools and later worked in inner-city schools in New York. Dr. Maglio taught child development and psychology courses in colleges and universities for a number of years. The Maglios often attended the Hernando Coun ty School Board suggestions based on their experience. The school board probably felt a sense of relief when they announced that they were open ing a private school in Brooksville. Wider Horizons School started in a con verted home on Howell Avenue in Brooksville. As the school grew, a second larger location was built in Spring Hill on a former persim mons farm. When the Spring Hill school increased its enrollment they decided to close the Brooksville campus and expanded the Spring Hill campus. They built a second larger building from preschool through high school, Montessori in the early grades and college preparatory in the upper grades. Graduates have gone on to USF, UF, New College, Univ. of Tam pa, Cornell, Univ. of Kansas, Univ. of South Carolina, Ivy League schools, Oxford and many other great col leges and universities. Wider Horizons places an emphasis on public speaking. Throughout the year, they require the students to present at the Biog raphy Fair, Science Fair and Cultural Fair. Once a year they put on a variety show known as Friday Night Live where students indulge their theatrical inclinations. Many of their alum ni, parents and some community members who enjoy good theater attend the show. Mrs. Parks who has taught at Wider Hori zons for almost 24 years reminisced, Celebrat ing Wider Horizons 35th Anniversary has brought back many wonderful memories. A couple of class over 20 years ago now have their children here. Although there are many students we never hear from, others stay in touch and say: I graduated college, I am a Psychiatrist, an Engineer, a Teacher, a Doctor, a Pharmacist and the list goes over the twenty something years, I think of all the students that have passed though the school and pray they all found their goals reached. Senior Tim Foley said Hav ing been at Wider Horizons since I was two years old, I have grown up seeing the school as a second home. My classmates became my broth ers and sisters and the roles of our parents while we were away from our real ones. With the school being a second home, I have numerous fond memories of grow ing up here. I remember all the various roles I have played in Friday Night Live and many of we have taken through out the years. I remem ber being here for the of the school and going through all the booths or second grader and gathering in front of the gazebo with the rest of the school and eating ice cream as the impor tance of the event was explained. Five years later I was one of the students manning the stations for the thirtieth anniversary and again this past week as my last year here. Each stu dent here has their own stories and memories to tell and relive from this school. Wider Horizons has played a major role in all the students lives and has given them a head start in their lives. I am incredibly grate ful to the school and its administration for everything they have done for me over the 15 years I have been at this school. In closing, the schools Directors, Dr. Domen ick and Julie T. Maglio remark, Over the years we, our teachers, stu dents and their parents have seen the power of a loving, stimulating, structured school cul ture. This environment has allowed children to overcome their fear of failure and encourage the best independent learners they can be. The positive changes in char acter, academic compe tencies and social skills have been evident and miraculous to everyone involved in WHS. It is a wonderful sanctuary of learning that is gratify ing to everyone it has touched. Editors Note: The au thor of this article is the son of Domenick and Julie T. Maglio. Can you guess which one he is in the tire tree photo? Spring Hill private school celebrates 35 year milestone Over the years we, our teachers, students and their parents have seen the power of a loving, stimulating, structured school culture. This environment has allowed children to overcome their fear of failure and encourage them Dr. Domenick Maglio and Julie T. Maglio, Directors of Wider Horizons School Newspaper clipping taken of the children of Domenick and Julie T. Maglio at play on the Brooksville Schools tire trees. Caitlyn, in 11th grade, mans the ice cream shop during the 35 year celebration. While Javier is happy to recieve his cone. First grader Patrick hula-hoops during the fun day festival for the schools 35th Anniversary. Kindergarteners Brooklyn and Zander enjoy their ice cream cones A smile from First grader Layla Face painting DaKayla in 10th grade gives Zoey a rainbow on her cheek.


President Donald Trump; e White House; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Washing ton, DC 20500 Comments: 202-456-1111; Switchboard: 202-456-1414 Senator Bill Nelson 716 Senate Hart Oce Building; Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183 Senator Marco Rubio 284 Russell Senate Oce Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-3041 US Rep Daniel Webster 15 N Main Street, Ste B Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-241-9280 Tuesday & ursday Get in touch with your Federal level elected ocials 6 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 March 3 Relief and Relaxation EH 3/3/2018 10AM 2PM Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for soothing music, a cup of herbal tea, a dollop of art therapy and maybe meet a new friend or two. Game On! EH 3/3/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! VITA SH 3/3/2018 10 AM 1PM Volun teer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only Anime Club SH 3/3/2018 11AM 12:30 PM Registration is open Are you a fan of anime, manga, or Japanese culture? Join Anime Club, where you can watch, Library Programs SHSpring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WHWest Hernando Branch Library located at 6335 Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 BVBrooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH East Hernando Branch located at 6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 IN, OUT & ABOUT read, and enjoy anime & manga with other fans. Osteoarthritis SH 3/3/2018 1:30 2:30 PM Registration is open An edu cational talk on osteoarthritis and the latest treatment op tions to date including stem cell/prp injections. March 5 Cut and Paste BV 3/5/2018 10AM 12 PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Win dows most useful tools. Meditation Break WH 3/5/2018 12 12:30 PM Enjoy a 30 minute Monday meditation break with us meditation provides many and spirit. Chairs provided or welcome to bring mat. Electronic Images from the Internet BV 3/5/2018 12:15 1:15 PM Getting images from the Internet is easy! Medicare WH 3/5/2018 1 2 PM For people new to Medicare or anyone who would like a better understanding of how the program works. A fun discus sion with plenty of time for questions. Long Term Care Planning WH 3/5/2018 2 3PM Under standing the latest strategies in protecting your retirement portfolio from catastrophic Long Term Care expenses. Cut and Paste WH 3/6/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Win dows most useful tools. March 6 Beginner/Gentle Yoga Class SH 3/6/2018 12:15 1:30 PM Join the waiting list Join Schoonmaker for a gentle beginning yoga class to, as she says join me to learn & grow a little at a time, enjoy ing the health & well being that comes with listening to your body & connecting with mind & spirit. Adult Coloring Class WH 3/6/2018 1:15 3PM Regis tration is open Pick a Color, Any Color. Movies @ Your Library 3/6/2018 2 4PM Movies on the big screen with free popcorn. The Past Contained: Flor idas Prehistoric Pottery Tradition BV 3/6/2018 2 3PM Please join us for this presentation by an archaeologist from the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Florida 505 Book Discus sions SH 3/6/2018 3 4:30 PM Spring Hill Branch holds monthly discussions of Florida-themed writings. Ask for a copy of the assigned reading & join in. Learn to Sew! WH 3/6/2018 4 6PM Join the waiting list Always wanted to learn to sew? Want to try it out before you invest in that sewing machine? Come to our monthly sewing class where you can learn the basics and make a simple project to take home. Class size limited. Registra tion required. March 7 Cut and Paste SH 3/7/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Win dows most useful tools. Life Starts at 50 Club SH 3/7/2018 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Registration is open Watercolor Techniques with Edward Barker SH 3/7/2018 1 4PM Event is full Come join local award-win ning artist Edward Barker as he demonstrates and teaches students basic watercolor techniques. Each student will complete a painting to take home. Financial Management Series WH 3/7/2018 2 4PM This months topic: Credit Use Cut and Paste EH 3/8/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Win dows most useful tools. March 8 Life Starts at 50 Club WH 3/8/2018 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Writers Workshop EH 3/8/2018 1 3PM Free and open to the public meets every other Thursday. All levels of experience from be ginners to published authors. Our group is on-going and continuous, join at any time. Bring pen and paper. For more information call 352583-2441. Movies @ your library SH 3/8/2018 2 4PM Synopsis A drama based on the elite crew in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. LEGO Club BV 3/8/2018 4:30 5:30 PM Build the coolest LEGO creations your imagination will allow using the librarys collection of LEGOs. Psychology of Communica tion WH 3/8/2018 5 7 PM Discover the Psychological science behind the art of communi cation. March 9 VITA SH 3/9/2018 10:AM 1: PM Vol unteer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) 3/9/2018 12 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insur ance Counseling and Informa tion during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Signing for Everyday Living SH 3/9/2018 1 2:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Tech Tutors BV 3/9/2018 2:30 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! 2/27/2018 ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL 8727122 T idal Data Print V iew 1/1 Station Name: ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL Action: Daily Product: T ide Predictions Start Date & T ime: 2018/3/2 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/3/9 1 1:59 PM Source: NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS Prediction T ype: Subordinate Datum: MLL W Height Units: Feet T ime Zone: LST/LDT Help Print Height in feet (MLL W) NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS T ide Predictions at 8727122, ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y FL From 2018/03/02 12:00 AM LST/LDT to 2018/03/09 1 1:59 PM LST/LDT Subordinate Station | Ref. Station (Cedar Key 8727520) | T ime offsets (high: -20 min. low: 58 min.) | Height offsets (high: *0.83 ft. low: *0.83 ft.) Note: The interval is High/Low the solid blue line depicts a curve fit between the high and low values and approximates the segments between. 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High/Low T ide Pr ediction Data Listing Date Day T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt 2018/03/02 Fri 01:15 AM 3.26 H 09:18 AM -0.59 L 2:09 PM 2.81 H 9:23 PM 0.14 L 2018/03/03 Sat 02:01 AM 3.19 H 09:53 AM -0.38 L 2:38 PM 2.87 H 10:05 PM 0.00 L 2018/03/04 Sun 02:44 AM 3.03 H 10:25 AM -0.12 L 3:05 PM 2.91 H 10:45 PM -0.07 L 2018/03/05 Mon 03:27 AM 2.81 H 10:56 AM 0.16 L 3:33 PM 2.92 H 1 1:24 PM -0.06 L 2018/03/06 T ue 04:1 1 AM 2.55 H 1 1:26 AM 0.44 L 4:02 PM 2.90 H 2018/03/07 W ed 12:06 AM 0.00 L 04:59 AM 2.28 H 1 1:57 AM 0.71 L 4:35 PM 2.84 H 2018/03/08 Thu 12:53 AM 0.12 L 05:56 AM 2.01 H 12:32 PM 0.97 L 5:13 PM 2.73 H 2018/03/09 Fri 01:51 AM 0.26 L 07:10 AM 1.81 H 1:19 PM 1.21 L 6:05 PM 2.59 H BPD BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF On Feb. 15, 2018 Brooksville City Manager Mark Kutney, contacted Hernando County Admin istrator Len Sossamon at the direction of the City Council for the purpose of having Hernando County propose provi sions and terms connected with Hernando County services to the incorpo rated areas of Hernando County. The move is seen as a long time coming and supported by Com missioner Wayne Dukes, as well as the rest of the board. Commissioner Steve Champion cau tioned the public that is not to be perceived as the county is the big brother trying to take over Brooksville... This is initiated by the city. Champion did state also that with the county tak and the possibility of Brooksville eliminating the police department, Theres no reason to have a city. Not expecting Cham pions comment, Com missioner John Allocco said Weve got a lot of research infrastructure upgrades that are going to be needed, thats a very expensive proposition for the county. Utilities and other services would need to be considered as well. Holcomb acknowledged that if the county does take on Brooksvilles Fire Service, residents with larger homes will see a drastic decrease in their home size is part of the calculation to determine the assessment. With services being absorbed into the county, possibly resulting in the loss of jobs, Champion asked why the county couldnt employ the ment employees. Deputy County Administrator not necessary to continue the same level of service in Hernando County as well as Brooksville. If the choice to acquire made, Rogers said the county could consider which additional services could be provided. Tak is a long-term funding issue and reserves are not where they need to be at this time. Commissioner Nick Nicholson mentioned that Hernando County has been subsidizing the City of Brooksville for a long time because they cannot provide Basic Life Support (BLS), and we dont really get paid for it. The entire board agreed that the move could potentially save residents county-wide a lot of money. Presently, Brooksville is expected to receive state grants for building Commissioners vote to submit $1.4 million proposal to take over citys re service repairs. The provisions of the grants will need to be amended and directed to Hernando County in the event the repairs do become the responsibil ity of the county. The provisions will also include a 30-year contract to preclude complications arising from possible future boards reversing the agreement, and leading to a chain of upheaval. The motion to submit the interlocal agreement to the city was made by Commissioner Nichol son, seconded by Com missioner Dukes and passed unanimously. The Interlocal Agreement will be forwarded to Brooks ville City Council to be reviewed at a workshop on March 12th. If the proposal is agreed upon, Hernando county could see revenue of $1,400,000 and additional debt service of $64,832 annually. going to give you money, other than the taxpayers. The city is reviewing three levels of service from the Hernando County The base level comes at an estimated cost of $967,624, which includes eight patrol deputies, 24 hours per day. Two deputies are expected per shift, based on call volume, with no stated minimum. The middle tier, or enhanced level includes twelve deputies, with a stated minimum of two deputies per shift, at the cost to the city of $1,451,295. The intensive level, with a price tag of $1,814,295 includes twelve deputies, one sergeant, one 1 Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) deputy. Lieutenant Mike Burzu mato of HCSO answered service levels, terminology enforcement in general, as well as HCSO, which were detailed in the 200-page packet of information giv en before the meeting. Regarding the current members of the Brooks ville Police Department (BPD), Council Member Joe Bernardini read from a letter from Colonel Mike Maurer, We suspect that re-employment of cur great concern to you. I can assure you that they will have priority hiring preference and expedited process. Bernardini stat ed he wanted to make sure (the council) is looking Burzumato stated that this was the intention of the Brooksville Police Chief George Turner was in Sarasota County, attending ist for the position of North Port Chief of Police. BPD Captain Rick Hankins was available to answer questions about documents submitted by Chief Turner. Kahler began with questions about levels of service, bal anced with neighborhood times by law enforcement. Hankins answered, At the police department, it takes everybody, where the perform certain duties. He went on to say that The chief (position) isnt just a desk job hes out there working too. BPD Detective Trac several members of the department, answering some questions that arose during the discussion of With regard to the two deputy standard that was The reality is that two cover the city safely all the time. We can do it, but there are going to be delays. One domestic (violence call) takes up two of your guys or girls. If another 911 call goes out, there is no one else available. the topic of expensive tools and technology, saying At the end of the day, (tools) dont solve cases, we solve cases. workshop pertained to the current pension plan and possible transition should BPD disband. Bonnie Jensen, legal counsel for the citys pension fund would not lose any pension scenarios exist for pen sion payments to entitled still be responsible for re of the fate of BPD. Before the meeting was adjourned, Vice Mayor Robert Battista posed the question, Where do we go from here? More insight into Brooksvilles next steps will likely be on the next regular agenda. The next regular city Monday, March 05, 2018 at 7:00PM ; 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Fl Joseph E. Johnston, III more information: City Clerk 352-540-3816


March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Life & Leisure BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 Homemade Instruments to Drum and Shake When I heard the beat of the drums, I knew I was really back in Africa. It had been years since I taught in a secondary school in the remote Ubangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Accessible only by boat or plane, I was fortunate to return recently to this tropical land of mangoes, butterflies and poinsettias as large as trees to see former students, and participate with Congolese womens groups devoted to hygiene, finance, agriculture and clean-water projects. It was the rhythmic welcomes in villages, each drum with its own sound blended with the tones and beats of rattles and voices, that got my feet stamping and hands clapping. The sounds are pervasive. All ages still beat drums to transmit messages, even while others simultaneously dial up their cellphones to do the same. Percussion instruments are univer sal, really, and at their most basic level play an important part in a childs development. A simple rattle sparks an array of sensory experiences for a baby. No wonder a growing toddler enjoys finding anything that clangs to bang together like cymbals. Later, their fascination may lead them to musical training, which has been proven to increase math scores and self-expression. Here is how to assemble a mini drum set and shaker to further your childs musical journey:DRUM SETPaint various sizes of clean soup and vegetable tin cans in bright colors. Decorate with pompons and other favorite crafty charms. Wrap strong paper cut in circles over the open end of some of the cans. Hold paper in place with rubber bands. Turn remaining cans open-side down on a table. Use wooden and metal spoons to tap out a rhythm. The eraser ends of unsharpened pencils make good drumsticks. For fun, play a game of echo. Hit the cans and challenge others to repeat what you have done. For mini cymbals, thread a bead 3-inches down on a wooden skewer. Glue in place, then thread a flat canning-jar lid with a hole poked through its center, onto the skewer. Add another bead and a second lid. Top with a bead and glue in place. Tape to the side of a can. Hit with drumsticks as you play on the mini drum set.BOTTLE SHAKERSPour dry beans in a plastic bottle and glue the cap shut. Paint and decorate with colorful tape and stickers. *** Donna Ericksons award-winning series Donnas Day is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donnas Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is Donna Ericksons Fabulous Funstuff for Families. 2018 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd. King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 19, 2018 D A N A S R A I L R O A D S U P P L Y T R A I N S H O W & S W A P M E E T S A T U R D A Y M A R C H 1 0 T H 9 : 0 0 A M P M O P E N H O U S E 9 : 0 0 a m p m 4 0 4 2 D e l t o n a B l v d S p r i n g H i l l A l l S c a l e s E n c o u r a g e d T a b l e S p a c e : $ 1 0 p e r t a b l e ( B r i n g y o u r o w n t a b l e & c h a i r ) S e t u p t i m e : 7 : 3 0 a m ( 3 5 2 ) 6 8 4 2 4 8 4 Unique dining experience o the beaten track BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF You dont have to be a Bobs Train. Its probably the most unique place to eat in Sarasota. Bobs Train is an actual circus Pullman train thats been restored and transformed. Its owned by Restaurateur Bob Horne and its the only circus train in the world owned by an individual. Bob thinks its the best-kept secret in Saraso the beaten track that most GPS devices cannot locate it. Theres one car for din ing and two more display ing circus memorabilia for exploring. He also restored Jomar, the private train car of circus royalty John and Mable Ringling that was once the epitome of luxury travel for Sarasotas promi nent circus family. Inside Bobs Train is a treasure trove of the circus years in Sarasota. The walls are adorned with old photos, posters and other material about the circus years in Sarasota including the many celebrities who visited. Bobs is a great place for lunch with specialty burgers like Bobs famous Moose Burger a Black Angus Beef Burger served with Mozzarella, Green Olives, Onions, Home made Horseradish Sauce, Lettuce and tomatoes. But our group decided to dine 5 p.m. We ordered Balsam ic Chicken chicken breast cooked in a Dijon mustard and Balsamic vinegar glaze, served with homemade potato chips and a vegetable of the day; dry herbs and spices in extra Virgin Olive Oil, also served with homemade po tato chips and a vegetable of the day; We also selected two of Bobs specialty entrees Scallops ala Mimi sea scallops seared in butter, placed on a bed of organic with freshly cut apple slices and pistachio nuts and I chose bacon-wrapped lamb chops seared perfect ly and placed on a bed of fresh baby spinach with vine ripened tomatoes. To follow, we ordered and shared two of the absolutely delectable Train. Chocolate Spaghet ti an Angel Hair pasta coated in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and a Ghiradelli chocolate peach Schnapps, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Rum On The Rails is made of spiced peaches in a sinful brown sugar sauce on top of a moist slice of carrot cake infused with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. From time to time, Bob takes time out to chat with his guests and shares the history of the train cars hes restored. Our visit to Bobs Train was well enjoyed by our party loved Bobs Train, especially for the atmo sphere. We would recom mend a visit. Savor the atmosphere in Bobs Train a fully restored Pullman train from the Ringling Circus collection. Bobs Train located in Sarasota. Photos courtesy of Bobs Train. Bob Horne Bob Horne with Jomar the private train car that once belonged to circus royalty Joihn and Mable Ringling. Bob Hornes famous Mooseburger


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB Located 9 miles North of S.R. 50 on U.S. Hwy 19 80 Acre shooting facility Clubhouse Junior Programs & 4-H IHMSA Archery Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range Cowboy SASS HUNTERS RANGE HOURS 352-597-9931 8 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Event Previews FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton Ingredients Easy Festive Shrimp and Fettuccine Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1lb med shrimp shelled & deveined cup driced green pepper 1 large garlic clove minced 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper 1 can zesty/seasoned tomato sauce cup water Hot cooked Fettuccine or Choice of Pasta Directions Skillet cook add butter, shrimp, green pepper, garlic,crushed pepper until shrimp cooked. Hint: could also cook shrimp before adding to mixture, it is good too. When ready add tomato sauce and water. Heat and serve over fettuc cine or choice pasta ART IN THE PARK ART, CRAFTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 9 AM 5:00 PM and live entertainment throughout the day. The Student Art Pavilion features a county-wide exhibit of student art and a Kids Art Zone. Youll enjoy food, childrens activities, an Art Boutique and more...all in the beautiful tree shaded Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL 34601 in Brooksville. Special Concert: Satur day, 2:00pm Hernando Symphony Orchestra in the Park. Admission is free; Parking, $5.00. Contact Email THE HERNANDO COUNTY JAZZ SOCIETY PERFORMS SUNDAY, MAR. 11, 2018 2PM Jazz Society Performs WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2 p.m. WHERE: The Wellington Clubhouse at 400 Wexford Please join us for a fun afternoon listening and danc ing to your favorite tunes as we Swing into Spring. Sit-ins are welcome. Admission: HJS members Free, Singles $10, Couples $15. The Sioux City Grill be information call Ike Johnson at 352 263-8579. Blvd, Spring Hill PEE-WEE ARCHERY SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 11 AM NOON This is an opportunity for mom or dad to work alongside youngsters who are interested in learning archery. Ages 5-9 will have an opportunity to learn the basics of archery using our scaled-down equipment, one-on-one coaching, and help from mom or dad. Space is limited for this onehour program. Regis ter at (352) 754-6722. 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville FANTASY AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 9-10, 2018 11 AM 4 PM Violets by the Shore the Fantasy African Violet Clubs 24th Annual Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 and Saturday., March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Dr. and corner of Toucan Trail. African violets and supplies will be available. For info contact Thad Scaggs sat 352-345TRAIN SHOW AND SWAP MEET SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 9 AM 2 PM OPEN HOUSE 9 AM TO 3 PM All scales encouraged. Table space $10.00 per table. Bring your own table and chair). Set up time is 7:30 a.m. Phone (352) 684-2484 or visit www.danasrailroad for more information. Danas Railroad Supply is located at 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606 F ree concealed weap American Gun & Pawn is partnering with our NRA instructors from great opportunity! On March 24, 2018 (plus additional days if needed) free concealed for all current Hernando County school teachers and school board employ ees. They will learn all aspects of safety, Florida laws and learn how to catch, no purchase neces sary. To sign up visit: American Gun & Pawn Brooksville FL 34601 352-593-7296 Open 7 days a week NIGHT Session The information session will be held on Monday, 03-12-18 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Training Room at the Hernando County Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601. The Hernando County hosting an information session on Active Shooter Preparedness. Events in recent years have called attention to the need to be prepared for a wide range of emergencies. Commu nities across the country have reassessed their level of preparedness and estab lished broader training and education programs. At the training for years to re spond to an active shooter incident, training that is routinely reinforced with exercises. the men and women of the that your awareness and preparedness is as im portant as our training in keeping your community safe. Should an incident like this occur, there could be crucial minutes of time before law enforcement of Law Enforcement Of will share information from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and the FBI, along with videos on how to react to an active shooter incident. Attend ees are encouraged to bring a notepad and pen as they may want to take a few notes.To reserve, org/applications/Internet ClassSignup/ NOT permitted in the building. Attendees should be 15 years or older. Firearms Classes Oered


March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 9 Calendar of Events Movie Times TOUCHSTAR CINEMAS SPRING HILL 8 Friday, March 2, 2017 through March 8, 2018 March 2-4 Annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest WHEN: Friday, Sat, Sun day March 2-4, 5pm WHERE: Linda Pedersen Park 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. Weeki Wachee, FL 34607 (map) Description: Over 140 vendors and master craft ers offering extraordinary selections in arts, crafts, food and entertainment will delight every whim and taste. Live enter tainment throughout the day including country, folk, and toe-tapping get-up-and-dance tunes. Dont miss the Swamp Monster contest, a favorite every year! A variety of food and beverage is available for purchase. Enjoy Weeki Wachee Springs State Park as you shop ATM on Premises For more information please call (352) 597-4424. Free Hearing Aid Battery Giveaway WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 noon Port Richey Description: The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is hosting a battery giveaway. The Foundation will offer free hearing aid batteries in the most common sizes while they last: 10, 13, and 312 and 675. Call (727) 312-3881 for details. The Foundations web site is www. March 3 6th annual Disability Awareness Walk & Fun Run WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 7am 12pm WHERE: West Hernando Middle School 14325 Ken Aus tin Parkway Brooksville Description: The 6th Annual Disability Walk & Roll 5k and Family Fun Run is going to be better than ever! This county wide event will provide all participants with inclusive activities designed to promote disability awareness for families, schools, and communities. This event starts with a 5k run at 8:30am followed by a 1 ity-Awareness-Walk--Roll-5K-and-Family-Fun-Run. Floral City Strawberry Festival WHEN: Sat-Sun, March 3, 2018 March 4, 2018 WHERE: Floral Park, Citrus County Description: The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome you to the 31st Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival. The Floral City Strawberry Festival is a salute to local agriculture. Ferris Farms, our local we make into fresh strawberry shortcakes and are also sold fresh to festival goers to bring home to make their own strawberry delicacies. Parking: On site at Floral Park or at the Citrus County Auditorium. Shuttle buses from round trip. Children 12 and under ride the bus for free. A shuttle van pick up will also be available from down town Floral City behind the Floral City library. For more information, visit: / 352-795-3149. Happy Hippo House WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 3-5, 2018 9am 5pm WHERE: Hernando County Fairgrounds 6436 Broad St, Brooksville, Florida 34601 (map) Description: Its time for the Spring Happy Hippo House event. A seasonal adult consignment event! Every thing from adult clothing, shoes, purses, kitchen items, decor, furniture, and more! Two buildings packed with awesome deals! 10,000 sq. ft of shopping! The event is open to the public to come and shop. There is no charge for parking. Just come and shop! There will be everything you can imagine. It is a shopping extrava ganza!! (50% off day is Sunday). Interested in consign ing, you can register to consign at our websitewww. How to read a nautical chart WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 9am 12pm WHERE: Coast Guard Auxiliary building on Calienta at Shoal Line in Hernando Beach Description: When navigating on land you use a map. For navigating at sea, we use a chart. You will learn about different types of charts, their capabilities and limitations and how to select the best chart for your needs. Contact Susan Watkins (352) 340-8848 Flotilla Paranormal Investigation at May-Stringer House WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 9pm Sun, March 4, 2am WHERE: May-stringer House 601 Museum Ct, Brooks ville, FL 34601 (map) Description: Brooksville PITs (Paranormal Investigation Team) Group Investigation of The May-Stringer House in Brooksville Florida is a Pre-sale event. Tickets must be purchased online in advance for entry. This is our 5th annual group ghost hunt. Join us to ghost hunt this historic home. Tickets are very limited so dont delay. The investigation will begin at 9:00 pm and last till 2:00 am. Investigate side by side with us or go off and perform your very own investigation. We are allowing everyone who attends to use our very own professional paranormal investigating equipment. Thats right! If you dont have equipment...we got you covered. Investigate this haunted and historical home built in 1855 by John May. Visit March 7 Childrens Nature Exploration Program (Ages 5-8) WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 10:30am 11:30am WHERE:Chinsegut Conservation Center 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd Brooksville, Florida 34601 (map) of each month for our Nature Exploration program for ages 5-8. Programs are free, pre-registration preferred. Call (352)754-6722 to register. Contact: Gina Long / (352)754-6722. Wildlife Water Safari: Children will use their nature journal made last class to explore how wildlife uses water. Children will get to view different animals from different water bodies around Chinsegut and take a safari hike to Mays Prairie. Hike approxi mately a half mile in total. Meets standards (Kindergar ten & 1st Grade): Free Spring Concert to Feature Modern Bluegrass Choral Composition Saint Leo University student musicians and guests will perform for their annual spring concert a contemporary (2015) composition The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the Saint Leo Abbey Church, 3301 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. All are welcome and admission is free. Rather than a traditional Catholic Mass or worship ser vice, this will be an evening entertainment event featur ing a performance of modern bluegrass music written for choir musicians with instrumental accompanists. The music has been described as joyful and ecumenical and was created by noted composer Carol Barnett. For more information or special accommodations with seating or parking, contact Megan Orendorf at the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or by email at This event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and De partment of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities at Saint Leo University. March 9 Fantasy African Violet Club 24th Annual Show and Sale WHEN: Friday & Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 WHERE: Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Su san Dr. and corner of Toucan Trail. Violets by the Shore the Fantasy African Violet Clubs 24th Annual Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 and Saturday., March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. African violets and supplies will be available. For info contact Thad Scaggs sat 352-3455271, tascaggs@gmail. com or Carol Chmiko scoots or visit FAVC Swarms, Amphibians in Isolated Wetlands WHEN: Friday March 9, 2018 6:30pm 8:30pm WHERE: 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville Description: Chinsegut educator Joe will guide a group to Mays Prairie in hopes of collecting a number of dif ferent amphibians and their spawn. Come join the fun, bring a headlamp if you have one. This free program is limited to 15 participants ages 10+. Register online or by calling (352) 754-6722. March 10 Art in the Park Art, Crafts and Music Festival WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9AM 5PM WHERE: Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL 34601 Description: Over 115 artisans participate in the annual vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. The Student Art Pavilion features a county-wide exhibit of student art and a Kids Art Zone. Youll enjoy food, childrens activities, an Art Boutique and more...all in the beautiful tree shaded Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Special Concert: Saturday, 2:00pm Hernando Sym 352-279-5182 or visit Train Show & Swap Meet WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., Open House, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Danas Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606 Description: ALL SCALES ENCOURAGED. Table space up time 7:30 a.m. (352) 684-2484. Pee-Wee Archery WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 11am 12pm WHERE: 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville Description: This is an opportunity for mom or dad to work alongside youngsters who are interested in learn ing archery. Ages 5-9 will have an opportunity to learn the basics of archery using our scaled-down equipment, one-on-one coaching, and help from mom or dad. Space is limited for this onehour program. Register at (352) 754-6722. March 11 Jazz Society to Perform WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2 p.m. WHERE: The Wellington Clubhouse at 400 Wexford Blvd, Spring Hill. Description: Please join us for a fun afternoon listening and dancing to your favorite tunes as we Swing into Spring. Sit-ins are welcome. Admission: HJS members offering a cash bar and buffet for purchase. For more information call Ike Johnson at 352 263-8579. Volunteers Needed for Oyster Restoration 16110 Aviation Loop Drive PO Box 15427 Brooksville, FL 34604 352-754-4433 March 24 Clean Air Bike Ride Withlacoochee State Trail WHEN: Saturday, March 24 7:00am 3:00pm WHERE: Liberty Park, 268 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450, USA Description: Rain or Shine. No Mass Start. Continental Breakfast for all Entrants. The ride begins at the Inver ness Trail Head this year, with additional SAG stops at Ridge Manor, Istachatta, and Citrus Springs. This paved Withlacoochee State Trail winds through Pasco, Her nando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida. The Trail Head is 2/10 mile north of the Old Historic Court house in downtown Inverness. Choose from 4 distances: 14 Miles: Heading South from the Trailhead, take our shortest loop and enjoy a scenic ride to Historic Floral City. 28 Miles: Enjoy a fully supported SAG stop at the small town of Nobleton, including a park, music, and restrooms! 48 Miles: This is our most popular distance and the SAG stop is located at Ridge Manor Trailhead (24 miles South) with large food and beverage support. 100 Miles: For the more serious rider. Ride the trail from end to end and complete this 50 mile stretch out and back with limited road crossings and plenty of wide open space to spin your wheels. Email: Hernando Beach South Community Wide Sale O Shoal Line Blvd Saturday 8AM ? Stop by on your way to the Swamp Fest!


10 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 Adopt Me Today!!! by ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON nal round of the Florida High School Athletic started last week, with three Hernando Coun ty teams taking part in games. Central, Nature Coast and Springstead all were in action and two of the aforementioned clubs have moved onto the We take a look at the games that took place last Thursday. Nature Coast 57, Zephyrhills 54: In the most exciting matchup between the three games played in by Hernan do County schools, the Sharks needed every bit of time to get by the Bulldogs in the Class The Sharks went back and forth between leading and trailing throughout the contest, as the Bulldogs looked to make the upset bid. Trailing 54-53 with under a minute to go, the Sharks were able to take advantage of a late foul by the Bulldogs and hit their free throws to get by Zephyrhills. Nature Coast will host Ridgewood in on the line. Springstead 71, Tampa King 44: The ball to the gymnasium at Springstead High School has been long awaited. The Eagles made sure to return to their winning edging out the visiting Lions (13-12) in the Class nal. Matt McGarry relied upon the play of Sincere Torain, who scored 27 points in the win for Springstead. The Eagles, who were season appearance since Pat Kelly led the program to a 31-1 season in 2008, looked right at home in Torains younger brother, Unique, also had a solid game for Springstead. The freshman chipped in 16 points in helping the Eagles reach the region next Tampa Hillsbor ough, whom defeated Land O Lakes 61-46 in the opening round. New Port Richey Ridgewood 71, Central 44: The big upset was on early for Central when they visited Anders Court in New Port Richey. The Bears slowed down the pace of the game and controlled mostly the half of play, however, was for Central. Turnovers, missed layups played vital factors in the Bears blowout loss to the Rams in the Class 6A-Region leading scorer Caleb Johnson was held to way below his season average of 20.5 points per game shot against a swarming Ridgewood defense. Leading the way for Central was Brian Eck, who scored a team-high 17 points in the loss. The Bears end the season at 14-14 and coach Matt Zandecki feels the program is heading in the right direction heading Eck and Caleb Johnson have set the foundation here, Zandecki said. Were expected to win and were expected to be good from here on out. Hernando County prep basketball postseason roundup S P O R T S Centrals No. 25 Caleb Johnson. Central v. Ridgewood Weeki Wachee girls basketball ends season on a high note by ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON One of the best sea sons in Hernando County girls basketball in recent memory ended somewhat prematurely with the Hornets falling to Fivay in the Class 6A-Region week and a half ago. Despite the loss, the Hornets were able to ac complish and break many school records in the process. Weeki Wachee notched the best record in at 25-3. The Hornets also came away with some strong individual marks, as point guard Halie county record 190 assists. Weeki Wachee coach Mike Munro knows that though his Hornets may not have gone deep into the postseason, theres still plenty to be proud from a stellar 2017-2018 campaign. We accomplished some things that had never been done at Weeki colors, Munro said. We set the benchmark this past season. We will be missing three seniors and one set the county record for assists at 190 (Halie Bondulich). We are going to miss her tremendous ly. We are also going to really miss Hannah Storie. She hit 52 3-pointers this past season and we really relied on her for her outside shot all through out the season. The last one we will be missing is Brook McMurray. She See WEEKI WACHEE, Page 11 Pearl (ID#10314344) is a real sweet heart. Medium size terrier/lab the shelter and is very sweet and lovable with people. (As always the shelter recommends a meet and greet if there are other dogs in the home). The water-loving lab came out in her when she played with the stream coming out of the garden hose. She is well behaved on the leash and even knows a few commands. Someone took some Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville,FL 352-796-5062 Available for adoption now. Meet JT! 10314374 Adult male boxer who seems to like other dogs and walks pret ty well on leash. Hes active but not too hyper. Very sweet and takes treats gently. Come meet this hand some guy at Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville,FL 352-796-5062 If you are intrested call our people at 352 796 5062 or even better visit us at 19450 Oliver St, Brooksville We hope to see you soon!!! From, Pearl & JT


March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS Late foul call benets Sharks, advance to Sweet 16 By JOE CARLINO HERNANDO SUN STAFF PHOTO BY CHERYL CLANTON Last Friday night, Nature Coast defeated in-county rival Central to clinch their seventh district championship under head coach Dave Pisarcik. Entering yet another FHSAA regional tournament, the Sharks round on their court per FHSAA bracketing pro cedures. Their opponent Zephyrhills Bulldogs, a team that has history with NCT due to previ ously being in the same district for a several years and famously defeating the Sharks a few years ago on said court en route to a state And on Thursday night, that almost hap pened again. After a shot by Cartrell Strong went in and gave Zephyrhills a 53-52 lead with under three minutes left in the game, Nature Coast would score from the free throw line the rest of the game, 2 by junior Robert Gomez and 2 by senior Robert McAfee, and barely squeaked by a furious Bulldogs team, 57-54. The win guaran teed yet another appear ance for the Sharks in the Sweet 16, which is no surprise to many fans of Nature Coast because under Pisarciks tenure, the Sharks have only failed to reach the Sweet 16 once, losing to Dune back in 2015. For the Sharks as a unit, the team shot 8 of percent), 8 of 16 from three-point range (50 percent), and 17 of 21 from the line (81 per cent). For the visiting Bulldogs, the team shot (58 percent), 1 of 8 from long distance (13 percent), and converted from the free-throw line. Both teams were aided by key shooting from their top players, NCT receiving a game-high 25 points from McAfee and Zephyrhills gaining 23 from their 6-foot 7-inch senior center Kurt Robbins. Robbins was game, as evidenced by 20 of his points coming Zephyrhills to take a 35-29 advantage into the half. For Pisarcik, he wasnt about to just take the win without giving heavy credit to his opponent. These guys we played tonight, theyre unbelievable. Weve had some great games against this school, and their coach (Mike Novak), he runs a phenomenal program. We knew coming in that #24 (Robbins) was an animal, and he proved it had some missed oppor tunities that Id like to get back, but we made it through tonight, and now its on to the next game. score, the game couldve easily gone the visitors way. At the start of the second half, the Bull dogs came out incred ibly cold, failing to convert on a basket for utes. What followed next was an incredible turn of events that saw multi ple lead changes and kept everyone invest ed. However, the main incident that ultimately hurt the Bulldogs came the game. Running their patented full-court press, which is something a Pisarcik-led team has notoriously struggled against, an inbound pass to Gomez appeared to be a clean play, but a foul was called and sent him to the line, where he converted both attempts and gave NCT a 55-54 advantage. Moments lat er, Zephyrhills commit the second half, a steal by McAfee with 3.6 sec onds left, and he would convert his two attempts A last-second heave by senior guard Anthony Antoine fell short, and the host Sharks barely survived. Because this game was in the regional tour nament, Nature Coast advances once again to the second round of the will now host neighbor ing district champion Ridgewood on Tuesday night. The Rams ad vanced this far by de feating the Bulldogs in their title game and then soundly defeated Central 71-44, advancing to the time in school history (the school is closing this May). A win by either team will advance them to the regional they will be required to travel to either Eastside High School (just out side of Gainesville) or Palatka High School (in between Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orlando, and Gainesville). If con fusion exists as to why either NCT or Ridge wood must travel, per FHSAA bracketing pro cedures: In the regional championships for 5A through 9A and boys and girls soccer, the school on the top line of the bracket in each game shall be designated the host school. If, how ever, the school on the top line of the bracket served as a host school nals and the school on the bottom line of the bracket was a visitor in the school on the bottom line of the bracket will be designated the host school for the regional a district champion plays a district runner-up, the district champion always shall be designated the host school. NOTE: the host school line position (top line or bottom line) alternates each year; what initially begins on the top line this year will alternate to the bottom line next year. NCT Robert Gomez


12 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 SPORTS Solution to Crossword on page 15 BY MATTHEW VANDENBURGH HERNANDO SUN STAFF Sunday, Feb. 25 saw Brawl USA team up with Ability Tree Florida to bring the Golden Ticket Rumble to Spring Hill. This was the resched uled event that was originally anticipated to take place on Jan. 28, but was cancelled due to inclement weather. This time, the weather held and the fans and performers were treated to clear skies and warm temperatures. It could not have been nicer weather. Hosted outside Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, the event helped raise money for Ability Tree, an organization that helps families with disabled children maintain an active life style, regardless of their disability. Ability Tree comes alongside individuals and families impacted by disability through recreation, education, support, and training (R.E.S.T.) We aim to partner with individu als and organizations to raise awareness and build support networks to strengthen and grow able families, their website states. This made partner ing with Brawl USA a simple decision. Run by James Richartz, Brawl USA runs events in Pasco and Hernando County often, while also raising money for various charities and organizations. They are currently in talks to have an event to raise money for children to go on a school trip, as Richartz says that any child who has earned a class trip deserves to go. The wrestling show hosted an over the top rope battle royal and cluding two title match es. There was a lot of fun crowd interaction, especially during the intermission, which saw some of the more popu lar Brawl Stars come out to pose for pictures and autographs. Bodyslams for Charity bench and really did well for us. Losing three key seniors to the lineup, it is going to be tough to replace for Munro, but the Weeki Wachee head coach believes he has some girls that will be prepared to step into new roles and contribute. Weeki Wachee will be returning some solid players that will help to bring the Hornets including Seytia Hill, Shayleese Vazquez and Mykenna Corbett. All three were crucial to Weeki Wachees record breaking season and could lead the school to backto-back 20-win seasons once more. Munro labels Hill, Vazquez and Corbett as the Big Three. We have the Big Three coming back to us guard for us is Morgan McDaniel and shell have at the point, Munro said. Backing up the post players will be Taylor Carbone who has really, really improved. Weve got people who are poised to take over the empty spots. And having the strong team we did, those three spots are very, very important for us. Those girls coming back for us, theyre veterans and they know what it takes to win. Now that Weeki Wa chee has a 25-win season under its belt, the Hornets will not be the unknown team coming out of Her nando County any longer. Munro expects moving forward that teams will bring their A game where they face Weeki Wachee. They know the days of walking in and sneaking up on people are over, Munro added. We will have some targets on our backs. Its going to be a real challenge for us to repeat we did. We had good depth and we should have good depth again. We should have a good team again. I think we will be okay. You can check out Brawl USA on Twitter @ The winner of the Golden Ticked Rumble got a title match against the Brawl USA champion Aaron Epic later that night. Champion Aaron Epic chokes the Golden Ticket Rumble winner Taino, despite the refer ees warning


March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY The Hernando County Purchasing and Contracts Department announces it will be relocating from the Government Center located at 20 North Main Street in Brooksville to the Building Department located at 1653 Blaise Drive in Brooksville. Beginning March 1, 2018 at noon, the Purchasing be closed and reopen with March 6. The Purchas phone (352) 754-4020 and fax (352) 754-4199 will remain the same. USA Dance Adventure Coast 6090 invites you to a St. Patricks Day Social from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. DJ Pete will be there with his fabulous music. A dance lesson will be included. Whatever your favorite music, DJ Pete will play Rumba, Foxtrot, Country, Swing, Cha Cha, Tango and more. Cost $6 or members and $8 non members. Free snacks and soda $1, water 2 for $1. The club meets every 2nd Thursday of the month. Mark your calendars. For more information, call 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029. Featuring Lynn Thomas Dostal & Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense The Hernando Demo cratic Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Join us for a pre-meet ing St. Patricks Day Celebration at 5 p.m. featuring corned beef sandwiches, salads, and desserts for just $10.00. RSVP to Gordon Carroll call 563-340-4625. At the meeting that fol lows, our guest speakers will be Lynn Thomas Dos tal who will discuss waste to energy concepts. Mr. Dostal has a background in policy development and education and was a Democratic Congressional candidate in 2012. will be on Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, created 2012 in response to the devas tating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to demand action to establish common-sense gun reforms. The regu lar meeting will follow, including coordinating Democratic candidates for BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS See BRIEFS, Page 15 VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR OYSTER RESTORATION PROJECT Volunteers are needed to help assemble oyster bags for an upcoming restoration project. Opportunity is time slot and one free t-shirt* through the following link: When: March 11, 2018 Time: 10:00 am until 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Location: next to the Hernando Beach Water Tower. This is a dirt road off Shoal Line Blvd. Closest address to this tower is 4500 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida What to expect: Each event willspan for two hours. recycled oyster shell. Bags will then be loaded for transport to holding site. What to wear : Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Jeans recommended but not required. What to bring: Please bring a pair of heavy duty gloves oyster shells are sharp! Water bottle, insect repellent, sunglasses, and sunscreen/ protection are also recommended. For more details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf: 352-754-4433 or bhallscharf@ F ull Service Pharmacy Free delivery. Dont wait in line to get your medications. We will bring it to you for FREE! *Certain restrictions may applycall us for details BY MELISSA FORDYCE HERNANDO SUN STAFF Sunday Feb. 25, 2018, marked the end of Pastor Jerry Waughs time as Senior Pastor Church. The church put together a wonderful retirement celebration in honor of their dear pastor and all his years of service. Many on Facebook shared won derful memories they had of him over the years, and well wishes for he and his family in their future. Pastor Waugh is originally from West Virginia. He attended Cumberland College in Kentucky, where he obtained a degree in Religious Education, and also completed his Master of Divinity degree at Southwest ern Baptist Theolog ical Seminary in TX. When asked when he received the calling to preach, Jerry said, At 18, God is all-know ing and all-loving so I wanted to be wise enough to follow God, not as my co-pilot, but as the pilot of my life. He went on to say that he told God, Ill be what you want me to be, and go where you want me to go. After graduating, he received the call to interview rather sure Florida was not where God was sending him. That Florida was the place faithful preachers were sent towards the end of their career. However in 1986, he received the call to come to is where he began and remained for 32 years. First as an Associate Pastor, and then a Se nior Pastor in 1990. The church at the time was fairly new, only opening its doors in the early 1980s with 20 people. In his time there he has seen God grow their campus add ing four facilities, ex panding their parking area, and the expan sion of their Worship Center to hold 1,000 parishioners. During their highest attendance year, over 1200 people service. The church provides groceries to fami lies and homeless in Hernando County each week. As a church their purpose and goal in the lives of people, sharing and showing Gods love and sharing the gospel of Jesus. When asked what he would miss most his response was, Hearing the youngest child or oldest senior adult call me Pastor. He continued, The ministry is not about me, its all about God. But the human part of me is grateful that in a world with so many bad guys there is one of the good guys, by the Grace of God, who tries to live for God and do right. Its not about the title Pas tor, its what the title represents someone who loves God and I know loves me. The preaching, hugs, and handshakes will be deeply missed as well. While he will no longer be Senior Pastor, Jerry will continue to teach two classes each week. I asked him if he had any words of wisdom for anyone considering this path. Be called by God. This is the one career you dont choose it chooses you. You will see the best in people and the worst. You will be with people when they are at their happiest and when they are their saddest. You will only make it in ministry if you can go back to the time you know God called you to do this. With Gods must be willing to love people. On the church web site, it lists his life verse, and it perfectly sums up the end of this chapter in his life. I have brought You glory the work You gave me to do. Thank you Pastor Jerry Waugh for your years of service and your impact on this community in the past, present and into the future. SEA GRANT Pastor Jerry Waugh Retires Volunteeer Ruby Turner of Hernando Beach takes mea surements using a refractometer Volunteer Debbie Brad ley of Hernando Beach conducts a Secchi test to determine clarity of water in the Gulf. Volunteeer Ruby Turner and Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf conducting a calibration test. From left to right: new senior pastor Jeff Dye with Pastor Jerry Waugh community-based water monitoring program. Engaging citizens as volunteers in our coastal science projects has many can not only improve their knowledge of issues af fecting our coastline, but it can help them be better stewards of the many nat ural resources we have. Trained volunteers will jointly administer the program by regularly monitoring the health of our coastal waters so that longterm trends and changes in water quality can be documented. After training, volun teers must demonstrate the ability to use chem ical kits and equipment provided by Scharf. Once trained, the volunteers sample monthly for one year, record the infor mation and send the data sheets to the UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension Program in Hernando County. annually for this task, said Scharf. Ruby Turner is one such volunteer and is a resident of Hernando Beach. Both she, and a friend, Deb bie Bradley, have been conduct the monthly tests. We go out once a month and test water samples out in the bay for dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity, clarity and other water quality indicators., said Turner. All the necessary equipment and chemicals are provided by UF/IFAS to do the tests. Debbie Bradley said she conducts a water clarity test using a Secchi Disk. It requires a Secchi disk to be lowered into the water until no lon ger visible and mark the depth, she said. Then the disk is slowly raised again until it becomes vis ible again and recorded. Data are then entered in a regional water quality database to help resource managers assess coast al water trends in areas where public funds can no longer support routine monitoring. Each test is conducted twice for accuracy. We enjoy going out in the boat to do the testing, said Turner. Its the least we can do to help keep our waters healthy. If residents understand what causes a decline in water quality in local waters, its likely theyll practice actions to help improve conditions every where, said Scharf. Florida Sea Grant reefs, derelict crab trap removals, beach cleanups, mangrove and sea oat replanting and oyster reef restoration programs that have and will contin ue to improve and restore thousands of acres of natural habitat. Contact Brittany about more about other innovative programs she conducts to conserve and sustain the precious ocean and coastal resources of Florida. She can be reached at Hernando County Exten tion Loop Dr., Brooksville, Fl 34604. Phone: (352) 754-4433, ext 7. Email:


Ive been out and about lately, spending time on a lot of the local public lands scouting for turkeys. Im happy to report that this year ought to be exception al for folks headed out after them old long-bearded rascals. Lots of birds and lots of really, impressive ones are being seen with bumper crop of jakes from two seasons back are now all grown up and beginning to gather their hens and been circulating in. Ive found the most sign and the greatest abun dance of turkeys on the Homosassa, Richloam and Ocala WMAs. Pretty exciting times ahead for those of us addicted to the gobbling. However, one thing I noticed was an area of the Ocala WMA, the Juniper Springs Unit, being temporarily closed due to excessive bear activity. With the Forestry Service closing public access to our public lands due to the real threat of bear attacks, wouldnt a hunting season solve the issue? Unfortunately its not that simple for the FWC and public opinion matters. Ill remind all of limited hunting season they allowed in the Fall of 2015. The FWC sold an unprec edented number of permits for the hunt, which was to be conducted over a week, or until the quota of three hundred bears was reached. Well, hunters totally blew away the biologists by checking in the quota, and of the hunt (a total of 304 was recorded)! Outcry from anti-hunt ing protesters forced the FWC to postpone bear hunting in 2016. In April of 2017, the FWC Com mission postponed bear hunting for at least another two years, when they said a new management plan which could include hunting would be consid ered. Brian Yablonski, FWC Chairman released the following statement, presentation on population, habitat, human-bear con a long-standing, proactive approach to bear manage ment and will continue to build on that existing foundation. We will con tinue implementing our comprehensive approach to bear management. We a revised bear management plan in two years, including hunting as a management tool. During the April 2017 meeting, Nick Wiley, FWC Executive Director stated, Were not ready to go back into another hunting season, further explaining that additional public education would be needed to sway opinion on hunting. Commissioner Aliese Priddy expressed frustra tion, I told you whenever I saw that the bear hunt was not going to go for ward (in 2016) that wed see ourselves right here at the same place kicking the can down the road one more time. And thats exactly what happened reason whatsoever to not have a hunt. The public research ment, conducted a study in 2016 on public opinion regarding black bears and their management, for the FWC. Interestingly, black bear hunting public outspoken few. FWC Opinions on Hunting: A majority (70 percent) of Florida resi dents supported regulated hunting in general, while 22% opposed it. Slightly more Florida residents supported (48%) regulated hunting of black bears than opposed it (43%). The percent of respon dents who supported hunting for black bear in the following situations: If FWC was monitoring the bear population and regulated hunting was compatible with maintain ing healthy, sustainable populations, a majority (62 percent) supported bear hunting. Just over a quarter (28 percent) opposed it. If the goal of regulated hunting of black bears was to keep numbers at their current levels where populations are abundant and healthy, a majority (63 percent) supported bear hunting. Just under a third (30 percent) opposed it. Hunters are the greatest asset any governing body can utilize to maintain a given population of wildlife. In fact, we not only would do it for free, well readily pay for the privilege! A win, win relationship if ever there was one. There are better ways of protecting a population from bear predation than closing our public lands. First thing that comes to my mind is to thin the predator pop ulation via a controlled hunting season, only in a far more thoughtful manner as was previously attempted. Then earmark the funds raised from the sale of the hunting permits to be utilized for further conservation projects involving the bears. I guess it comes down to why they hosted the 2016 hunt to be gin with. People were being attacked and many, seriously injured due to bear encounters. Once enough people were hurt, the FWC decided to act, although. Since that hunt, Ive been made aware of several other incidents involving bear and human encounters that did not end well. People are still getting hurt. The Forestry Services hands are tied, really. They cant force the state to open a season, therefore they have to resort to the only tool available to them for public safety, which is to close portions of our public lands. At least they are looking out for us in that regard, but isnt it sad that the FWC, who can and should take action to control the bear popula tion, doesnt? The fear of the emotional backlash is no reason for them not to conduct sound conserva tion practices, not only on public lands, but statewide. If any of you are out in the woods or on the water this weekend, I wish you always, if you have any questions or a story to share, feel free to reach out 14 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and pro fessional outdoorsman experience guiding and across America. Toby is a renowned archer and turkey hunting expert who manufactures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast. State lands closed for increased bear activity; GREAT OUTDOORS Above: Abbey Hageman. Left: Destiny pose in their selected gowns. The stu dents are all from Hernando County. Foster or Adopt an Older Child Make a difference life 352-873-6332 Kids Central, Inc. is the nonprot organization charged with preventing and treating child abuse and selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties (Circuit 5). No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, martial status or any other charac teristic protected by federal, state or local law. Funded via Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Federal Opportunity Announcement, Diligent Recruitment Families for Children in the Foster Care System: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0593. Award #: 90C01112-01-00.Open your heart and home to one of the hundreds of Hernando County area kids who have suffered abuse, abandonment, and neglect.Ask yourself if you are called to be a foster or adoptive parent. Co-founders of Citrus Cin derellas, a nonprot ministry by Cornerstone Baptist in Inverness, Dana Davis, Me linda Ferguson and Rachel Da Silva collect prom dresses, jewelry, shoes and purses throughout the year to make prom night magical for all area teens. Every year, the trio and volunteers host a prom dress giveaway of prom dresses and accessories to area high school students. Hunting still not an option. We found our perfect prom dress 11th annual prom dress giveaway.


be performed on April 20-21, and 27-29, 2018 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Satur days. Sunday matinees are at 2:30. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. For more informa tion, call 352-593-0027 www.LiveOakTheatre. org. Follow us on Facebook. Members of the Na ture Coast Art League will have a display of their talents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Satur day, March 3, 2018 at the Farmers Market on US 19 in front of Rural King. Cards, jewelry, pottery and paintings are just a few of the items that the artists will have for sale at a cost of under $100. The club plans to be at the Farmers Market on the artists displaying their work. Stop by and check it out! Call (352) 610-4643. needed now LifeSouth is in critical need of type O blood donors. Trauma patients and patients in surgery have sharply increased the usage of type O blood, and supplies have hit a criti cally low level. Type O blood can be received by all blood types, so having it available for emergencies is criti cal. If you are type O, LifeSouth asks you to donate today. If you do not know your blood type, now is a great time to donate with LifeSouth directly impacts the communi ty and those treated at area hospitals. Anyone 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds and in good health can do nate blood. A photo ID is also required. Go to to you, or call toll-free 888-795-2707 for addi tional information. Hernando County Emer gency Management (EM) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Safety Expo on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Expo will be held at the Hernando County Fair grounds located at 6436 Broad Street in Brooks ville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a panel of local TV meteorologists, public safety displays, SKYWARN(r) training, vendor tables and fun activities for the kids. The Expo is EMs opportunity to bring the community together to become better prepared to face the up coming hurricane season, especially after being impacted by both Hurri cane Hermine and Irma in the last two years. We encourage our partners to participate in this event with an information table and/or display to help educate and prepare our community for all possi ble hazards.Email RRus to reserve. Solution to Crossword from page 12: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 15 CLASSIFIEDS Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject and provides local caregiver workshops To Place a Classied Listing email: classieds@ Cognitive Impairment Solution to Sudoku from p 18: (puzzle on page 6) riends and even family members would spend maybe ten minutes in conversa tion with my dad and that he was perfectly would be that I over exaggerated the whole situation. Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? Indisputably, that is what it feels like. What they didnt realize is the minute they were out of the door my father was asking: Who the heck were those people? What were they trying to sell us? Alzheimers for many years, Dad had reached a point where he had absolutely no shortterm memory whatso-ever. Everything started for him at that very moment--there was no before. What was happening at the present time was the only world he lived in. Unfortunately, his long-term memory started to fade as well. There was a time when he could tell you what color sweater he was wearing on a particular day forty yesteryears ago. On the other hand, I had a conversation with him about his two youngest brothers and he had absolute ly no recollection of either. Were it not for a family photo album, he probably would have accused me of lying. He also had great dif house where hed lived for the last eighteen years. Often he would ask if we ever spent an entire season in this cabin. I believe he was recalling a small cabin from his boy hood where he and his own father would stay overnight while cutting wood for the winter months. Throughout the progression of the disease, sadly, the long-term memory also starts to deteriorate. There are certain matters a person living with dementia will put forward that youre ing. One afternoon Dad kept going on how he remembered my sister at the age of fourteen and how she loved to sit on the swing chair in the front yard and was simultaneously running an auction house. Hardly! The fact of the matter was at that time, she was already the mother of three children and ap proaching her thirties. While watching a football game being played in Green Bay, Wisconsin, we noticed the weather there dete riorating into blizzard conditions. Turning his head from the televi sion screen, he told me to call in the cat before she froze to death. Bear hot, sunny Florida. There is one inevita ble incident that crum bles every dementia asked me who I was. It had already happened with my sisters, mother and practically every body else he knew, but smite by the remorse less mental invader is more atrocious. I felt completely devastated as Dad was altogether stolen away from me. Alas, though Id been with him since the madness began and tried to prepare my self for this, it came on me like a locomo tive steaming down a mountain pass. In conclusion, I real ly dont know if there is anything I can do to make the road smooth er for you when this happens. And it will. What I can tell you though is that youll never really be forgot ten. 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16 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could have some problems with doubters who dont share your enthusiasm for that new project youre supporting. But use the facts to win them over to your side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Someone is impressed by how you managed to get your case to the right people, despite attempts to keep you on the outside looking in. Expect to hear more about this. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good for you your gift for seeing both sides of a dispute helps cool down a potentially explosive workplace situation. Some family-related tensions also begin to ease. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your determination to prove yourself is put to the test by midweek. Counting all the positive factors you have going for you will help you get over your selfdoubt. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Sever al co-workers are still determined to resist coming over to your side. But dont let that stop you from presenting your proposal to the people who count. Stay the course. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might prefer to be taken on faith and not have to prove yourself. But the truth is, you need to offer more facts if you hope to persuade people to accept what you say. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family situation takes an unwelcome turn. While others might be looking around for answers, youll soon sort it all out logically, and the matter will be resolved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Someone might try to create doubt about your reliability for his or her own agenda. But your reputation and your colleagues long-standing faith in you saves the day. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change of plans forces you to come up with an alternative by the end of the week. Look for colleagues to offer valuable suggestions. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nothing upsets the Goat as much as broken promises. But before you vent your anger, consider that this could ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An old workplace problem you thought you had solved for good resurfaces. But this time, co-workers will take a more active role in helping you deal with it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful not to be misled by a negative reaction to one of your more important projects. If you believe in it, then it has worth and is, therefore, worth staying with. BORN THIS WEEK: Everyone appreciates your gift for finding beauty, even where it seems least likely to exist. 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 26, 2018 Mowing the right way 17375 Spring Hill Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604More than 400 Booths on 19 Acres! Always Free Parking & Admission! Pets Welcome!352-796-0268 Food, Fun & Entertainment! Great Deals & Wide Variety! New, Used, Vintage & Antiques! WARRANT Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED REWARD... CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to DOB: 04/21/1992 Hgt: 5 Wgt: 154 lbs. Spring Hill BY SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF The sound of music the Florida Classic Park in Brooksville when musi cians came from all over the United States to per form. Most of the perform ers sang and played Blue grass. However, Country, Gospel and 50s Rock & Roll were also represent ed. Approximately 2,000 people attended during the six days that the Florida Bluegrass Classic Festival took place. Many came in campers and motorhomes and stayed at the park. In addition to a full schedule of music, there was a variety of other activities going on for the participants and attendees. Tuesday evening was a square dance; Wednesday there was Bingo and a potluck dinner; Thursday, more Bingo as well as performances by several artists; Friday there were guitar and banjo work shops, as well as entertain ment that went on until 10 p.m. Saturday featured a classic car show; more Gospel, Bluegrass and Country music; a set by The Atlantic City Boys, a 50s Rock & Roll quar tet; and a tribute to the military. The festival ended Sunday with a Gospel music sing. Ernie and Debi Evans of Evans Media Source pro duced the event with the help of countless dedicated volunteers. The Evans have been doing event pro duction for ten years. They produce festivals, concerts and theme cruises all re volving around live music, mostly country, bluegrass, Zydeco, with some Celtic thrown in. The couple also tours and performs Bluegrass and Gypsy Jazz, which is a very Europe an-sounding type of music involving violin and other acoustic instruments. Ernie states, Music is our entire life. We work seventy hours a week, seven days a week. Being an entertainer your job is making people happy and providing entertainment that gives them a release and triggers memories. is watching people have a good time. The business is not without its challenges, though. Ernie and Debi are hands-on, doing everything from booking the acts and handling marketing to arranging for Porto-Johns. One of the most challeng ing things is dealing with the economy and technol ogy social media, graphic arts, etc. Theyve started to outsource some of the duties because they dont have the time to do it all themselves. Keeping the entertainment fresh and attracting a wide audience is a major goal. A lot of the performers and fans are passing on, so we have to continuously have something coming out that will appeal to younger fans and perform ers. You have to reach down to another age group ten years at a time. Were getting more music that appeals to 50-year-olds. If we dont get 50year-olds involved, we wont get the 40 and 30-year-olds. We have to change the music a little bit or add some variety that will appeal to them, comments Ernie. One of the acts that per formed on Saturday was the the Williamson Branch, a family from Nashville, Tennessee. The band con sists of Kevin and Debbie Williamson and their three daughters: nineteen-year old Kadence; and Caroline, age nine. The family travels all over the United States and parts of Canada, Toe-tapping music at Florida Bluegrass Festival BY JIM DAVIS SPECIAL TO THE HERNANDO SUN Mowing is one of the cant cultural practices in maintaining a green, lush and vigorous lawn. Mow ing at the correct height is essential in turf health. Not all turf species are mowed at the same height. In fact, cultivars within the mowing height. It is very important to know what turf species you have, along with the cultivar. The most popular turf used in Florida is St. Augustinegrass. St. Augustinegrass is a wide bladed grass that grows relatively fast in the growing season. St. Au gustinegrass is available in a variety of cultivars. Floratam is with a doubt the most used in land scapes all over Florida. Floratam requires weekly mowing in the growing season and prefers to be grown in full sun. During the winter months, growth slows down and mowing frequency decreases. The preferred mowing height of Floratam is 3.5 to 4.0 inches. Other cultivars of St. Augustine grass include Palmetto and Bitterblue. Bitter blue is a cultivar suited to shade. Zoysiagrass is also used extensively, Em pire being the dominant cultivar of zoysiagrass grown. Empire is a much people are familiar with, tivars such as Emerald or Diamond. Empire is a wide bladed grass that is slower growing than Floratam St. Augustine grass. Empire prefers full sun and requires a mowing height of 2.0 to 2.5 inches. Empire needs to be mowed weekly in the growing season. When scalped, this turf will turn brown and will not recover quickly. In the dormant months, Novem ber through February, Empire will go dormant and will need less mow ing. Bahia is another turf used in Florida. Bahia is a drought tolerant turf that prefers full sun and acidic soil. Argentine and Pensacola are two widely used cultivars. Ba hia should be mowed at a height of 3.0 to 4.0 inches and should be mowed weekly during the grow ing season. Along with Floratam and Empire, Bahiagrass goes dormant in the winter months. Scalping can be a major problem in landscapes. Scalping is caused by removing too much shoot tissue at one time. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade when mow ing to avoid scalping and mow weekly during the growing season. Scalping stresses turf, which makes it more susceptible to pests, especially Take-All root rot. One question we always receive in plant clinics is; should grass clippings be removed or left on the grass? UF/IFAS recom mends leaving your grass clippings on your lawn. Grass clippings will break down, providing nutrients and adding to the organic matter in the soil. When mowing, keep blades sharp. Dull blades leave a rough cut that is visually unattractive and can encourage diseases. Alternate mowing patterns weekly. Mowing the same direction will result in compaction and may cause unsightly ruts in your turf. Jim Davis is the Multi-County Extension Director for UF/IFAS Sumter County and Hernando County Extension and a Florida Master Naturalist Instructor. UF/IFAS Extension in Her nando County provides solutions for your life. Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, origin. ts. Photo by JIM DAVIS See BLUEGRASS, Page 20


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 17 OBITUARIES US Coast Guard veteran. Ward is predeceased by son Ronald. He is John and Roxanne. Src; Downing grandchildren and 1 great-grand child. Src; Merritt Brewer Tyler. Src; Brewer Jacobs Src; Pinecrest Bessie Peyton. He is survived by his wife Molly; sons and daughtersTimothy (Robin); daughter and son-in-law: Susan (James); 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grand children. Src; Merritt death by her husband Tom. She is Src; Brewer Src; Turner Src; Turner and Memorial Service from 11:oo Src; Brewer great grandchildren. Src; Brewer great grandson. Src; Brewer preceded in death by her husband Newell. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael (Marie); daughters and sons-in-law: great-grandchildren. Src; Merrittt 2018. Src; Turner ters; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest in death by his wife Polly. Andy is dren and 4 great grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest Pinecrest Turner 2018. Camilla was predeceased She is survived by her husband. Src; Brewer by her husband: Asa ; son: Brian; daughter Linda; and grandchildren. A Visitation will be held at 12:00pmwill begin at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Lake Lindsey Ceme tery. Src; Merritt Src; Turner survived by his son Spencer. Src; Merritt LEGAL NOTICES Notice is hereby given that Robert Gordon and Kenneth to engage in business under the Old Business Research located in to register the said name with the (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that engage in business under the Seal Coating located in Hernando the said name with the Division of (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that engage in business under the to register the said name with the (03/02/2018) (03/02/2018) FLORIDA Case No: 17-CA-1099 Division: NO HERNANDO TD 4/5v. ROBERTSON Defendants. STATE OF FLORIDA whose residence is unknown if they be living; and if they be dead and the unknown defendants who may be and all parties claiming an interest or interest in the property described herein. that an action to Quiet Title on the following real property located in Also known as: 14445 Wren Rd. original with the clerk of this court otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in 2018. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in the provision of certain assistance. 7 days before your scheduled court the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or /s/ (813) 72842-6664 L 1277 Don Barbee Jr Seal /s/ Elizabeth Markidis Deputy Clerk 2-7-18 PROBATE DIVISION 2018CP000198CPAXMX EUGENE DAVIDSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND The administration of the estate of is pending in the Circuit Court for 34601. The name and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedents tion by any interest person to whom notice was mailed that challenges the or jurisdiction of the Court. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME THIS NOTICE IS: P.O. Box 40008 Telephone (727) 896-2691 Attorney for Petitioner Electronic Service:pleadings@ Jenny Kopp Petitioner 683 Holland Ridge Drive FLORIDA Case No.: 2007 DR 2592 Stephanie Conner (Ventry) And SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL TO: Henry Ventry III You have 20 calendar days after this a written response to the attached complaint/petition with the clerk of will not protect you. Your written given above and the names of the Court to hear your side of the case. property may be taken thereaf ter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal an attorney right away. If you do not attorney referral service or a legal aid of your written response on the party serving this summons at: P.O. If the party serving summons has designated email address(es) for ser you may designate email address(es) for service by or on you. Service must Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks including dismissal or striking of pleadings You are commanded to serve this summons and a copy of the com plaint in this lawsuit on the abovenamed person. By: Deputy Clerk /S/ Jaclyn Tomaszewski (SEAL) FLORIDA Case No.: 2017-DR-002012 Division: and Respondent TO: LEVI D. HILLMAN the clerk of this court at Hernando before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. including dismissal or striking of pleadings. By:/s/ JBT Deputy Clerk Protection Draft Air Permit No. 0530050-022-AC Grinding Plant Applicant: The applicant for this project plicants authorized representative and located in Hernando County at 14556 Project: The applicant proposes to add a common collecting hopper and truck loading spout to the truck loading oper ation. The new truck loading spout will particulate matter emissions. Particulate matter emissions will not increase as a result of this project. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions the proposed work. The Permitting Au thority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the De partment of Environmental Protections Air and Solid Waste Permitting Section Permitting Authoritys physical address 0926. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 13051 North Telecom Park 33637-0926. The Permitting Authoritys phone number is 813-470-5700. available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. address indicated above for the Permit Evaluation and Preliminary Determi submitted by the applicant (exclusive contact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed these documents are available on the Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation comply with all appropriate provisions of in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing received in accordance with this notice cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a the Permitting Authority shall revise the another Public Notice. All comments inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance than those entitled to written notice the Public Notice or receipt of a written person who asked the Permitting Au thority for notice of agency action may of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at hearing must contain the information set the appropriate time period shall con stitute a waiver of that persons right to (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and proceeding and participate as a party proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the pre A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys ac tion is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address any facsimile number of the petitioner; number of the petitioners representa for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests nation; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of ma must so state; (e) A concise statement agencys proposed action; (f) A state action including an explanation of how precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set Because the administrative hearing means that the Permitting Authoritys position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. (03/02/2018) LOIS L. LAMB Deceased. The administration of the estate of in the Circuit Court for Hernando the address of which is 20 N. Main names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME /s/ Seymour A. Gordon Attorney for Personal Representative Email: Secondary Email: P.O. Box 265 Telephone: (727) 896-8111 /s/ SANDRA BEAN Personal Representative TANETA MORRELL Deceased. The administration of the estate of is pending in the Circuit Court for 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Attorney for Personal Representative: Attorney for Petitioner 101-102 Email: Personal Representative: Rashawd Morrell 2925 Barneys Lane NE Petitioner CHRISTOPHER SEAN MORANO and Respondent Publication Summons:Divorce-40101 RESPONDENT: legal separation against you. You must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition within 40 publication. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court at: Address 730 Wisconsin Ave. City: Racine State: WI Zip: 53403 and to Petitioner Name CHRISTOPHER SEAN MORANO Address 2825 Wellington Dr. City: Racine State: WI Zip: 53403 you have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the grant judgment against you for the award right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. with custody by parent or others) is pun If you and the petitioner have minor percentage standard for child support established by the department under information from the Circuit Court Wis. Stats. .105 Information from Circuit Court Commissioner. revision of judgment or order under sec. 767.59 or 767.451: as appropriate to the action commenced: 1. The procedure for obtaining a judg ment or order in the action. 2. The major issues usually addressed in such an action. 3. Community resources and family court counseling services available to assist the parties. modifying and enforcing legal custody or physical placement judgments or orders. (b)The Circuit Court Commissioner provisions in this chapter generally pertinent to the action. tions due to a disability to participate in 3333 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. /s/ 1/9/2018 STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART Building Contractors (GC) or licensed performance and obligation to pay under this contract is contingent upon availability of funding and an annual appropriation by the Legislature. BID OPENING DATE: As stated on the Vendor Bid System (late bids will not be accepted) MANDATORY PRE-BID/SITE VISIT DATE: As stated on the Vendor Bid System please see ITB on VBS. The Department reserves the right to reject any and all submissions or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of the DMA. Department Management Branch (904)827-8544 ceptable and will not be considered. All instructions must be complied with for this project. All information received will be maintained with the Department and will not be returned. individual verbal communication shall take place between any applicants and the Owners or Owners represen writing. (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that name of Counseling With Carolyn intends to register the said name with (03/02/2018) FLORIDA Case No.: 2018-DR-292 and Respondent DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SUPPORT) TO: Syndi Anne Smith Respondents Last Known Address: Unknown for Dissolution of Marriage has been service on Petitioner or immediately default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or per sonal property should be divided: Copies of all court documents in this at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record including dismissal or striking of pleadings. 2018. DON BARBEE/ SEAL By /s/Sonya Sanders Deputy Clerk Notice is hereby given that of John Kile Home Services located to register the said name with the Statutes. (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that name of HEALTHY LISAS located to register the said name with the Statutes. (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that desiring to engage in business under LOVE NAILS located in Hernando the said name with the Division of (03/02/2018) Notice is hereby given that Pauls Commercial and Metal Recycling located in Hernando the said name with the Division of (03/02/2018)


18 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 MARRIAGES Solution to Soduku on page 9 Ricketts, Patrick James and Welch Breanna Lynn 2/21/18 Webster, Brent Michael and Webster Amanda Sue 2/21/18 Aufrecht Jr, Dennis James and Marasco Christine Margaret 2/21/18 Daniels, Richard Phil lip and Burton Leann Victor 2/22/18 Hix, Joshua Eugene and Viamille Ayana Irene 2/22/18 Muschter, Peter David and Miller Carol Ann 2/23/18 Febles, Justin Adam and Colon Yaritza 2/23/18 Fugate, Michael Eu gene and Glascoe Ruth Ann 2/23/18 Cicero, Justin Warren and Stark Barbara Lou ise 2/26/18 Haynes, Travis William and Moores Tehfeh Marie 2/26/18 Sniadecki Robert Edward and Young Cynthia Jeanne 2/27/18 Noto, Timothy Angelo and Mcclean Maria Lynn 2/27/18 Gomez, James and Laviano Shannon Joy 2/27/18 1. Is the Book of 2 Peter in Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 4, how many days and nights did Jesus fast before his temptation(s) by Satan? 3, 12, 40, 70 3. Who said, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away? Satan, Adam, Job, Haman 4. From Proverbs 6, what is held up as an example to the lazy man? Bee, Flea, Locust, Ant 5. How old was Abram when Hagar bore Ishmael? 19, 39, 68, 86 6. From Acts 13:1, where was Lucius from? Cyrene, Zion, Sodom, Canaan ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) 40; 3) Job; 4) Ant; 5) 86; 6) Cyrene Visit Wilson Caseys new Trivia Fan Site at 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. February 26, 2018 King Features Weekly Service


OPINION March 2 8, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 19 Virtues of the past are todays virtues Graham Legacy Is Worldwide W hile Billy Graham will be remembered around the globe for preaching in person during his famous stadium crusades as well as by radio, television, books, movies and other media to more people throughout the world than anyone in history into the 21st century, he leaves special memories in Florida where he had many close ties. Long term, his impact proba bly will stem from lesser known activities. All, like his crusades and other well known evangelistic ef forts, stemmed from a genuine love of people and commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ that prompt ed nearly everything undertaken organization. Having watched Billy (he didnt like the title Dr. Graham given to him by others because he had nu merous honorary degrees) and his team up close and personal at work and at play during my nearly four decades as religion editor of The Miami Herald, I, along with others, can testify to the down-to-earth and up-front nature of his faith and personality. To be present at his teams private, lengthy, pre-service prayer sessions was a revelation. The lanky North Carolinian got his start preaching at the Florida Bible Institute in Palm Harbor (which relocated in Dunedin and became Trinity College). He frequently returned to the state to for Christ organization and then with his own ministry -in church es, auditoriums and stadiums from the Panhandle to Miami. He spoke to lay meetings, religious and business conventions, and interna tional gatherings. He vacationed at various South Florida spots and visited daughter Gi Gi Tchvidjian and her family in Coral Springs. As he grew from a somewhat dogmatic fundamentalist pulpiteer evangelical but ecumenical reli gious statesman, Billy hobnobbed with presidents, kings and queens, Communist dictators and business tycoons, often carrying messages back and forth between those who in public were at arms length. Yet he retained his common touch. Billys personal integrity, a trait found in all the close associates he chose, spared him from the sexual some other big-name evangelists. Members of his team held to their rule never to be alone with a wom an other than their own wives or female relatives. The executive committee of his board was made up of prominent businessmen. Although some family members served on the larger board of di rectors, none was on that commit tee. He himself was on a regular pastors salary since 1952 and the royalties from his numerous books went into a trust fund that made donations to various ministries, colleges and charities. His example led to the forma tion, in 1969, of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountabil ity (ECFA) requiring members to provide annual independent audits to the public. That restored some credibility to the genre. In addition to his headline-mak (even behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains), Billy personally engaged together Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, Christians and Hindus in India, blacks and whites in the United States and South Africa. on he included two black men, Howard Jones and Ralph Bell, as associate evangelists in his orga nization and insisted on integrated crusades wherever he went around Disposables... Traditional Realist The shift in our culture from tra ditional to progressive has become profound in a relatively short span of time. The vices of the past have been dressed up with convoluted rationalizations to make them ap those of family and community. This originated in the me genera tion movement where the individ uals interests gained supremacy over all others. We all belong to a social unit called the family. When we neglect our parental responsibilities of consistently and forcefully teach ing moral values to our children, we are weakening our family, com munity and nation. We are creating nation withers when the family is no longer viable. Expecting freedom without and reckless individuals. The vocal child who argues to use a machine before he has learned to follow directions is bound to hurt himself or break the machine. Too many young adults have great wants with no self-discipline. They are not being taught this by permis sive parents, which has led to our inability to wait in our instant When youngsters are given mon ey in their pocket without earning it they will often spend it to their own detriment. To feel good and be cool they often take the drug or computer game route. Once they have entered the world of drugs or addiction to video games their performance in school falls and the probability of dropping out increases. These modern casual ties who imitate celebrities such as gangsta rappers, self important sport stars, singers or actors have greased the shift in values from being productive members of society to self-involved slackers. Being parents in charge of the family is currently seen as barbar ic according to progressive child rearing experts. The modern child should be on an equal footing with parental power. Most modern par ents have gladly accepted this phi losophy as it has freed them from past responsibilities and duties of parenthood. Todays children are raising themselves with assistance from misguided, out-of-control peers who are the role models for most nave youngsters. When par to face the reality of temptation unsurprisingly these youngsters become negatively addicted. Children are hearing and wit nessing that a man is not necessary to participate as a father in raising a child. A man is only a sperm do cially. In other words men are no longer responsible for raising the child. The feminist movement has given women the right to decide if they do not want the child they are carrying. They say unwanted children should be allowed to be killed to resolve any inconvenience to their personal life. Women can be free to be indiscriminate sexual playmates with no responsibility to their live fetus, partner or fami undisciplined, self-centered and promiscuous females have become feminist heroines and the loving mothers become sad, boring losers in the progressive perspective. More importantly, it does not seem to matter in our current culture the number of harmful acts to self and others an arrogant person has done in his life. These self-celebrities are fascinating to their peers for their moody, unpredictable life style. They are a protected class that is not supposed to be ostracized. As the family and community cohesiveness fades unknown and unconnected peo ples actions, good and bad have going to do something at a certain day and time and not doing it has become a common practice with no stigma. Instead of humility and keeping ones word being virtues, they are now seen as ridiculous acts. A self-promoter paints a vivid picture of what he wants to portray to oth ers rather than what he actually has accomplished. Sophisticated mar keting distortions or lies pay great Letters to the Editor: We welcome your comments which may be published in the news paper and our website. ey should be no longer than 400 words and include the name, daytime phone number and email address of the author for verication purposes if neces sary. Your submission may be edited prior to publication. Only your name and town will be published. For more information, contact Julie Maglio at 352.238.5454. COMMENTS TO THE EDITOR See this is exactly how this should be done you dont punish hundreds of thousands of people by taking their guns or making it harder for them to own them because of a few dozen Psycho paths. Our children need to be protected. Taking guns from or punishing law-abiding citizens isnt how you handle a mur derer. Fastest, simplest, cheapest solu tion. Close schools. We dont need them anymore. It would be cheaper to subsidize Florida Virtual School and send everyone home. That solves all the problems at once. Bullet proof doors with buzzer locks. Im so glad that a being looked at. Well, I spent 61-67 in the military and also was a member of the NY State Police and know a few things of hearing the AR-15 described as an Assault weapon. It is a single shot with each pull of the trigger semi-auto. It is not a military weapon nor has it ever been. It is dressed up to look like an M-4 or M-16. See https://www. I am at a loss. Would someone in Government please explain to me exactly what an As that none of the media and even less of the Politicians know? Stop using the term ASSAULT to describe an inanimate object. Thats a political term used to create fear and demonize these tools. Thanks for reporting the TRUTH! This was just another political stunt by the Democrats! Very deceptive claim! Automo biles kill way more people every single year should we start calling them as sault automobiles? My wife doesnt buy paper and plastic anymore, so I looked into disposable clothing. If I cant drop plates and forks in the garbage can, then I want to stop doing laundry. (Im semi-retired.) I found that there are indeed disposable garments, but I dont want to walk around looking like Im about to perform surgery. I want regular shirts and pants, and especially under wear. They can be made of paper or even from wheat and rice and no, I dont mean edibles. (Hey, doesnt Japan have something like that? Seems I heard about it years ago from over there.) I do know Ive seen paper clothes before, but it was probably on an episode of Walter Cronkites TV show The 21st Century or a perhaps on Johnny Carson. What I want is to be able to toss my daily clothes (or even better, put them in a recycle bin) and open a (Note: I also need rice jam mies.) I want a company that sends a weekly supply. And I want to get online and patterns whenever I want. For me, solid colors between tan and brown are my favorite, with occasion al shirts in warmer tints of plaid. No paisley or I do not want to look like a snowbird or a new trans planted retiree. But since such a company does not yet exist, I hereby proclaim that if I do get another job, I will spend towels, paper napkins, three plates, two sizes of paper bowls, plastic regular forks and salad forks (if they make them), plastic regular spoons and soup spoons (I know they make those), and plastic knives, which are never very sharp, but I can make do. And a case of disposable wooden chopsticks. (I eat a lot of noodles.) And I will replenish my supply as needed with every debit card deposit. My wife still not convinced of a disposables and the wa ter and electricity used in washing. There probably is, but Im willing to pay for con venience. We started buying paper plates and the like back when my grandkids were young and living here. They refused to follow my repeated suggestions that they rinse out a mug they a spoon they used for mix ing a powdered drink and stop using a bowl or small plate whenever they wanted to carry around grapes and other portable fruit just hold them in your hands so we bought disposable ware to end the nightmare of dishes. Eventually it became our main tools of eating. One time, years ago, when we switched back to real dinnerware, I dont remember why, I found that my grandkids were toss ing the ceramic plates and bowls and metal forks and spoons and knives in the garbage. They were only doing what they were used to, but we lost over half of our old utensils before I realized it. Thats when we went crazy with paper and plastic. But now were back to washing again. (And yes, I admit to dropping one real plate and fork in the garbage can, but I realized what I had done and retrieved them.) HUMOR By VINCENT CARDEGIN RELIGION Adon Taft, retired, was a reporter for The Miami Herald for 48 years. During the 37 years he was the religion editor he won numerous awards including the Supple Memo of the reporting of religion news. He now lives in Brooksville, FL. See TAFT, Page 20 ADON TAFT dividends while allowing others to note your own accomplishments rarely happens in this anonymous world. Creative lying has become a virtue while much of the truth has become a boring humdrum narrative. The switch back to historical virtues can only happen by exposing the real negative consequences of living a self-centered, immoral life. More parents need to emphasize to their children and everyone else they can live the posi tives of traditional virtues of losing their conscience and soul. On the other hand, as often as possible elders should emphasize that cheating and taking advantage of others results is a pathetic life style. God-fearing people re alize an inerasable history of destruction of other peoples lives is not worth gaining wealth and fame. Mentally dysfunctional con artists and deviants bring on their own tragic lifestyles. These negative incidents are the inevitable outcome of evil choices, while the blessings of living a virtuous life are no accident. Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of sev eral books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Ma glio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENT ING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot. com.


20 HERNANDO SUN March 2 8, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY TAFT the world. He also placed black ministers Tom Skinner and Ralph Abernathy on the program of the U.S. Con gress on Evangelism he 1969 when 5,000 delegates from 93 denominations took part just as 1,300 evangelists, theologians, and denominational leaders from 104 nations had done in 1966 at the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin which his group had Thousands more young evangelists men and women, up to half of whom had never before been outside their third world countries or had little or no formal theological training were able to attend similar gatherings, at the Billy Graham Evan gelistic Associations ex pense, in Amsterdam (that one alone at a cost of $21 million), Bangkok, Manila and various other places of Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Altogether, there were nearly 100 such 3 to 10-day gatherings involving some 50,000 evangelists from nearly 100 countries. Among other little known activities, the BGEA over the years gave hundreds of thou sands of dollars to support organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Young Life, and others. The organizations World Emergency Fund since 1973 gave something like $100,000 a year for disaster relief all over the world. Billy also had a hand in the establishment of the Fuller Theological Seminary and the creation of the Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He established the School of Evangelism at Wheaton College, his alma mater. His organiza tion founded Christianity Today magazine, the most widely circulated Protes tant periodical. Truly, there is much for which Billy Graham will be remembered. Paving The Way To Quality Outdoor Living Spaces THICK PAVERS | THIN PAVERS PERMEABLE PAVERS | FIRE PITS COPING | RETAINING WALLS Find out why Flagstone Pavers are simply the best. Get educated at: call (352) 799 -7933 St. Augustine Collection Cream/Beige/Charcoal Circular Pattern Flagler Cream/Beige/Charcoal Circular Pattern Freedom Charcoal Double Soldier Border Liberty Cream/Beige 45 Degree Stack Pattern Mexico and the Caribbe an performing Bluegrass and Country music. Their niche is Bluegrass Gospel and Southern Gospel. The for them, but it is also a ministry. Weve been performing as the Williamson Branch Band and touring for 3-1/2 years, but weve been singing as a family ever since the girls could sing, Debbie states. Dad and Mom play guitar; Melody plays guitar, dence plays bass; and Car oline steals the show with her animated singing and beautiful soprano voice. Joining them on Saturday was eighteen-year-old Anthony Howell on banjo and guitar. The most satisfying and rewarding thing is getting to experience so much of the world together as a family; getting to see the girls grow in their music, Debbie continues. Being together virtual ly all the time, as well as traveling in a 15-passenger van most of the year can be challenging. In addi tion, Mrs. Williamson has been homeschooling her daughters. Debbie observes, Every thing happens all together, but most everyone gets along most of the time. Were gone from home a lot. For Melody Williamson, last year, playing music is almost as natural as breathing. I started playing guitar at age four. When I was six kept the audience tapping their toes and singing along. The next local Blue grass festival produced by Evans Media Source will be taking place at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville more information call 904536-3868 or go to www. BLUEGRASS A walk through the Heritage Festival T he 35th Annu al Heritage Day Festival, hosted by the Hernando Historical Museum Association last Saturday was a treat for local residents. The event is a fundraiser for the museum association and featured a Chinese Auction, an old-time bake sale, folk music, a historic home tour, museum tours as well as vendors that showcased their wares or history related organization and crafting such as weav ing and the slightly more obscure boondoggling. Cindy, a volunteer from on making boondoggles. While the Heritage Festival has been going on for 35 years, the 175year history of the county was celebrated during the event, which took place at the Historic Train Depot and Countryman One Room Schoolhouse in Brooksville. We asked our readers on Facebook to come up with a caption for this photo. Heres what they came up with.... Are you tired? Then relax, take a break and head to the beach! Welllll, at least my head aint in the sand! I can Dig the Beach I never get Tired of it! or Caught Rubbernecking on the Beach! Tired and loving it at the beach! Gov. Scott said Id be ok right here. Lol Is this Florida? Ring around the collar at its worst Mom, dont worry the car Rubber...... youre doing it wrong! You never get tired of the beach. I just fell asleep for a minute Is that Hubcap? In too deep. Shovel ready?? Burnin rubber!