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BY SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF Like many young men his age, Nate Toler enjoys the outdoors. snorkeling. But for him these are not just enjoyable pastimes; they are the means to pursue a career The Springstead High School junior recently won an essay contest in which he described his future education and career plans in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics detailed his goal to become an aquaculturist a Marine Biologist specializing in coral regrowth and transplant meth a spot as Hernando Countys delegate to the 2017-2018 Sun shine State Scholars program taking place in Orlando in May. Here he will be working with a select group of just one hundred students from across the state as part of a think tank addressing Floridas tough environmental challenges. I ts Oscar time again. Its when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomi nates various movies to compete for its most prestigious award of Best Picture. Its also the time when red carpet in their design expensive jewelry (usually hired from Harry Winston) Im not agog for Harry was plenty of Winston diamonds dripping from annual Academy Awards ceremony this weekend My Winston is Winston Churchill. He was a British Prime Minister of the Unit LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 11 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send magnet as a token of our appreciation! BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS See CHURCHILL, Page 19 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER March 9 15, 2018 Volume III, Issue XLIX Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun LEARN ABOUT RAISING CHICKENS AT LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUE FARM Page 14 Agog for Winston at the Oscars Local aspiring marine biologist to participate in Think Tank The Orange Sauna Spa bringing infrared technology to county. 13 Four Chaplains 82 HIGH LOW 65 WEATHER COLUMN 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 BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF O n Feb. 3, 1943, 676 souls were lost aboard the USS Dorchester. Among the perished were four chaplains, of four dif ferent faiths, who provided prayer and comfort to the men who would die at sea with them. This past Sunday, a remembrance ceremony was held at the Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee, led by members of the VFW Post 10209 Color Guard, American Legion Post 186, Central High School JROTC, and Hernan do County Veterans Services. Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan were among commu nity members attending to remember the lost chaplains. Spiritual leaders representing each faith of the fallen chaplains told their individual stories. Father Robert Swick told the story of the USS Dorchester, which was on its way to Iceland from Newfoundland. At some point, the vessel Community members remember the seless acts of the chaplains lost aboard the USS Dorchester in 1943 in a Remembrance Service at Nativity Lutheran Church. See CHAPLAINS, Page 20 See THINK TANK, page 7 OPINION 19 Students have a voice too. Read what they have to say. Hernando County showcas ing some of the areas top baseball teams. Sue Quigley INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 11 2016 Past Commander American Legion Post 186 Don Malin thanks Hernando County Community Chairperson Fran Finley for organizing The Four Chaplains Memorial Service held at Nativity Lutheran Church. Chaplin Vince Helverson plays the trumpet during the ceremony. Front row left to right Dr. Sheldon Alter-Temple Beth David, Rev. Giuseppe Matti-Nativity Lutheren Church, Tony Gra ham-Hernando County Veterans Service Repre sentative, Don Malin-2016 Past Commander Ameri can Legion Post 186. Sec ond row left to right: Rev. Greg Freeze-First United Methodist Church, Pastor Fr. Robert B. Swick-St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Chaplain Vince Helverson, Ed Sweeney-St. Vincent De Paul. Left: Each Wooden Cross with a candle represents each of the Four Chap lains. The candle in the middle represents the 672 men who perished with them on Feb. 3, 1943.


2 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of March 9 15, 2018 Julie B. Maglio Rocco Maglio Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Alice Mary Herden: Photographer Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe For Subscription Customer Service, 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 Where is The Hernando Sun sold? Lindsey Mall. Please call us at (352) 238-5454 if you are a business interested in selling the Hernando Sun or would like to request a vending box placement. See SAFETY, page 5 City council votes to pursue HCSO interlocal agreement for law enforcement BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TERRY SPENCER AND GARY FINEOUT, ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A proposal to arm some teachers and school employees proved particularly contentious Tuesday as Florida representatives debated amendments to a school safety bill. House members spent nearly three hours asking questions about the legislation, which would put provide new mental health pro grams from schools and improve communication between school districts, law enforcement and state agencies. The Feb. 14 massacre at Marjo ry Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County left 17 dead. Students anger at the availability of guns, access to weapons by the mentally ill and school safety spurred lawmakers to act. The House spent more than amendments, all of which failed. language from the bill that would create a program to arm some teachers and school employees who have undergone law enforce ment training. Several Democrats said they wouldnt vote for the bill if it included the so-called guard ian program, which would put more guns in schools. The amendment to strip out guardian language failed on 42-71 vote after more than an hour of a debate. Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith said polls show theres little support for arming teachers, yet overwhelming support for an So what do we have before us today? A proposal that arms teach ers and does not ban military-style assault weapons, Smith said. This is why people are so fed up with politics. Several black lawmakers expressed concern that Afri can-American students would be more likely to be accidentally shot by a school employee. This is a dangerous bill for people of color, particularly, I believe, young black and brown boys, young black and brown girls, black and brown teachers, males and females. I think there will be some unintended conse quences that are deadly and dan gerous, Democratic Rep. Cynthia Republican Rep. Elizabeth Por ter lashed back at that idea. Ive heard that all of a sudden the folks that have been propo nents of teachers all these years are saying that teachers are now incompetent ... theyre racist, theyre bigoted, theyre going to target black boys and brown boys. I dont think thats our teachers at all, Porter said. Porter also criticized her col leagues whove said that lawmak ers should listen to the Stoneman Douglas students who took buses to Tallahassee and lobbied for gun safety legislation. Weve been told that we need to listen to the children and do what the children ask. Are there there any children making laws? Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says no homework? Porter said. No. The adults make the laws. Families of the 17 people who BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER Several Brooksville residents spoke before the agenda item was addressed at the March 5, 2018 meeting, urging the City Council to keep the Brooksville Police Department (BPD), rather than enter into an interlocal agreement with the Hernando County to provide law enforce ment services. The subject has been discussed at length recently, due to Brooks villes budget problems. Council Member Natalie Kahler at the Monday night meeting, who recounted the Feb. 28 Brooksville Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Academy re ported hearing gunshots. The BEST academy is in the countys jurisdiction, located near some of our most dangerous streets, Kahler said. Reading from the 911 transcript, Kahler report ed that the call came in from BEST at 11:44 AM. At 12:01 PM, according to the dispatch report, the call was stacked, mean ing that a deputy was on a call, and needed to to the school. For a school shooting, the average response time is twelve minutes, Kahler said. Were the call, but cannot come. The HCSO dep uty arrived 33 minutes after the initial call to 911. At 12:22 PM, BPD was contacted to assist HCSO, and was on the scene in 76 seconds. Because Brooksville does not have a Mutual Aid Agreement, BPD cannot respond until requested by HCSO. According to BPD Captain Rick Hankins, because all law enforcement units knew cers drove to, and waited on Martin Luther King Drive, to await formal dispatch. I am not trying to cre ate an emotional environ ment, Kahler said, This is about facts, and what were doing is choosing a level of service that we are OK with. At 3:18 the same day, another 911 call was gunshots. HCSO arrived in seven minutes, BPD arriving four minutes af ter they were dispatched. Nothing in the report indicated that bullets or that any students were harmed. The next Council Member to speak on the issue was Joe Bernardini, who began by address ing the recent subject of ending the citys charter if the police department is disbanded. I dont believe that. There are cities that dont have police departments, that ments, that are still viable cities. Bernardini went on to say that the subject of disbanding the city has not been considered by the council, and has only been mentioned during citizens comments. I would never vote to disband the city. Its been eight months since Brooksvilles budget issues became a frequent meeting topic. In the beginning, Kahler suggested three remedies; raise taxes and/or fees (or create new ones), cut services, or be creative in Bernardini recounted the three possibilities, ac knowledging that ad-va lorem taxes have been raised. Fire assessments have also been increased. Increasing water and sewer rates will be up for a vote in the near future. Getting creative is where were at now, said Bernardini. I cant tell you Id vote for a department until I see the on to say he would not vote for a contract that did not protect current BPD employees, with the exception of command redundant at HCSO. Mayor Betty Erhard told the community in attendance that their input and opinions are valued. I agree with council woman Kahler, I never want to compromise pub lic safety. However, as council people, we have a 8,000 citizens and 700 businesses, that we also have to look out for. Erhard also reviewed her recommendations to restructure BPD in the last eight months, which included saving approximately $58,000 by eliminating accred itation. Eliminating uniform allowances, and also among Erhards sug gestions to trim the BPD budget. She reported that BPD Chief George Turner was directed to propose a savings for the Feb. 26 Workshop. Turner, however, was not present at the meeting. City Manager Mark Kutney and Mayor Erhard took a look at the city of Bushnell, who disbanded their police department in 2012. According to Kutney, Bushnells Financial Director and Interim City Manager Jodi Young reports that the city is thriving and is seeing more revenue. Kutney also said that there were also resident concerns (in 2012) about the change, problems were reported. Jodi Young is a Brooks ville resident. Also addressing the are we still a city issue, Vice Mayor Robert Bat tista spoke about his visit ness and Crystal River. They dont hang their head in shame, Battista said, of the two cities, who have not had their own police departments for at least ten years. In considering an interlocal agreement with HCSO, Battista said, The pro cess that wed be willing to go along with, would be one that provides the same level of service, i.e. response times that we get from Brooksville PD, inside the city limits. Social media has been mentioned by more than one of the council members in the past few months, particularly re garding this subject. Bat tista said, Social media has not been fair in this issue to all concerned. Battista reported that hes received several commu nications that show that people are not being told the truth somewhere. Its either social media, or on the street, and encour aged the public to watch the recorded meetings online. Weve gone through all the levels that we can to produce revenues, so we can take a good look at the future, and where were going to be. Bat tista went on to say that according to correspon dence so far, most BPD city. Council Member Wil liam Kemerer stated he is also not in the group who believes the city will be or should be dissolved, and believes it is indic ative of the frustration level of some citizens over how their tax dollars are being used. A little over three hours into the four-hour meet ing, the vote to pursue an interlocal agreement with HCSO passed 4-1, with Kahler being the dissent ing vote. The Hernando Sun will continue to follow developments. For Online meetings, please visit: http://her scroll down to the Other Media section for City Florida House debates amendments to school safety bill Getting creative is where were at now, said Bernardini. I cant tell you Id vote for a contract with the sheris department until I see the nal contract. By HERNANDO SUN STAFF On the afternoon of March 2, 2018, around 2:30PM Hernando County Fire Rescue received reports of a area of Hernando County. Two homes were already HCFR, the Florida Forest Service and Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to the scene to mitigate the 220 suspicious in nature. HCFR provided the following statement, As a result of observations by HCFR crews who responded, the Law Enforcement. The Kingbird Fire began in the area of Kingbird Rd. and Thrasher Ave. at approximately 2:30 p.m. arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call the Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477), report anonymous ly online by clicking here or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids. Crime Stoppers must be con 220 -acre brush re deemed suspicious


March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 3 EDUCATION MEETINGS Brooksville Council Planning and Zoning Com mission Regular Meeting Government Center N. Main Street Brooks City of Brooksville Council CHAMBERS Contact City Clerk 352Metropolitan Planning Regular Meeting Government Center Brooksville Housing Au COUNCIL CHAMBERS Board of County Commis sioners Regular Meeting Government Center School Board Meetings Workshop 2PM Employee Discip. Appeal 4PM Regular Meeting 6PM HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions PROBUS, SERINA MARIS YOB: 1999 PIERCINGS: SEVEN PIERCINGS IN BOTH EARS CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 02/28/2018 11:56 XXXX PEACH BLOOM RD, BROOKS VILLE Arrest Summary: On 02/28/2018, the defendant, Serina Maris Probus entered the victim, her mother, Adri anas bedroom in an attempt to locate personal papers which she believed to be in the room. Upon seeing the defendant in her room, the victim confronted her and a verbal argument ensued. The defendant then began to throw items at the victim and physically push the victim as well. The incident was witnessed by the defendants sister, Alysa. When questioned in ref erence to the incident, the defendant denied ever throw ing anything or pushing the victim. Based on the victim and wit ness statements being consis tent, the defendant was taken into custody and charged with Domestic Battery, and transported to the Hernando County Jail where she was held on no bond. The defen dant was given a court date of 03/21/2018 at 0900 hours in Courtroom B. SCOTT, SUMMER ROSE FRANCES YOB: 1995 TATTOO: SUMMER CHARGES: INJUNCTION/ COURT ORDER VIOLA TION Arrested on 02/28/2018 17:19 XXXX COBBLE STONE DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: On 02282018, I responded to 3036 Dumas Avenue in reference to a violation of domestic violence order of protection. Upon arrival, contact was made with Anthony Cordaro, who advised on 02272018, he received numerous texts from his ex and defendant, Summer Scott saying she was at this residence and going to break in. I did observe these text messages. fendant is the respondent to said protection order 20171006DR, which was served on 06062017, which states the defendant is to have no contact by any means with Anthony or come near his residence. Anthony stated his neighbor observed the defendant at his residence. I made contact with Floyd W, who provided a Sworn, Written Statement, saying he observed the defendant on Anthonys property and coming out from inside the residence while Anthony was not home. I made contact with the defendant, Summer S, who denied every being at Antho nys residence, nor did she provide a statement in this matter. I placed the defendant into custody and transported her to the Hernando County De tention Center where she is being held on a no bond sta tus for violation of domestic violence injunction. SMITH, DANIELLE STARSHA YOB: 1990 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 03/01/2018 05:30 xxxxx SATIN LEAF RUN, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: The victim and the defendant were in a verbal alterca tion inside their residence located at xxxxx Satin Leaf Run, Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida. The victim accused the defendant of cheating which caused the defendant to get upset. The defendant punched a wall in the living room leaving an indentation. The defendant then knocked over a rack of DVDs. The defendant continued to get more upset and threatened to punch the victim. The victim said, go ahead and punch me. The defendant then punched the victim in the face. I observed the victim to have a laceration to the right of his mouth. There was blood smeared from the laceration across the right side of the victims face to the bottom of his right ear. I also observed a small cut to the right side of the victims neck. The victim also had a scratch to the inside of his right arm be believes he obtained while putting his arms out to stop the defendant from striking him further. I observed the DVD rack in the living room to be knocked over. I also ob served an indentation in the wall where the defendant admitted to punching it. The defendant alleges the victim became angered when she knocked over the DVD rack and then grabbed her, threw her onto the couch, and then choked her with both hands causing her to lose the ability to breath. The defendant also advised the victim elbowed her in her left eye. Fire Rescue responded and advised the and did not need immediate medical treatment. I did not observe any marks or bruis ing to the defendants face, eyes, or neck. The defendant did have a small scratch the her left arm but could not remember how she got the injury. The victims injuries and the scene inside the living room are consistent with the statement he provided. While being taken into cus tody, the defendant turned to the victim and said, Im sorry. The victim and defendant have a child together and are currently residing together as a family unit making this charge of battery domestic in nature. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident and held on no bond. The defendant was provided a misdemeanor court date of 03/21/18 at 0900 hours, in courtroom B. KIPPS, JACKIE EUGENE YOB: 1963 CHARGES: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION, PROVID ING FALSE NAME/INFO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT Arrested on 03/03/2018 21:56 9410 CORTEZ BLVD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: On 03/03/2018 at approximately 2121 hours, I respond ed to Racetrac located at 9410 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, contact was established with Jackie Eugene Kipps, the defen dant. Upon contact with the defendant, I immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the de fendants breath. It should be noted that I also observed the walking and standing; the defendant also had slurred speech. The defendant admitted that he had been drinking. As I was standing with the defen dant, the defendant yelled something unintelligible. I subsequently established contact with an employee at the Racetrac, who advised that the defendant, prior to law enforcement arrival, was screaming loudly at a cus tomer. The witness advised that he attracted the atten tion of other guests and was insisting for guests who were entering the Racetrac to take his money. The defendant was subse quently arrested. The defendant then refused to provide his accurate ad dress, stating that his address is 1. The defendant also provided a false social security number, which he advised is . Search incident to arrest, a half-empty bottle of whisky and another bottle of vodka was recovered from the defendants backpack. The defendant was transport ed to the Hernando County Detention Center without further incident. The defendant shall be issued a $1,000.00 bond for the charge of Providing (F.S.S. 901.36(1)) and a $500.00 bond for the charge of Disorderly Intoxication (F.S.S. 877.03), in accor dance with the bond sched ule. The defendants total bond shall be $1,500.00. The defendant has been issued a misdemeanor court date of 03/21/2018 at 0900 hours at the Hernando Coun ty Courthouse in Courtroom B. HAYES, BEAU AUSTIN YOB: 1995 CHARGE: DUI .15 OR HIGHER OR WITH PER SON UNDER 18 Arrested on 03/04/2018 01:49 TREIMAN BLVD & ROUSSEAU ST, WEB STER Arrest Summary: On March 4, 2018, while on routine patrol I located a gold Chevrolet truck on Rousseau St. stopped in the wrong lane of travel at Treiman Blvd. Upon approaching the vehicle I located the defen dant (Beau Hayes) asleep in the drivers seat with the truck in drive, his foot on the brake, and an open beer in the cup holder. I then opened the drivers door of the vehicle, reached inside, and placed the vehicle in the park position. This was done while the defendant continued to sleep. Once the vehicle was safely in park, I had to shake the defendants shoulder and talk loudly to awaken him. Once awake the defendant stated, I dont remember how I got here, as well as I drank 6-7 beers at a friends house. While speaking to the defendant he had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, he was unsteady on his feet, and he had bloodshot and watery eyes. Just before conducting defendant stated that he was not sure if he could complete them and admitted to being too intoxicated to drive. exercises was conducted on the defendant, which also indicated impairment. Later two samples of the de fendants breath were taken and resulted in a B.A.C. of 0.150 and 0.158. The defendant was then placed under arrest for DUI and was transported to the Hernando Coun ty Jail without incident. The defendant was issued citation #1182XBC and was provided with a court date of 3/21/201 at 0900 hours in Courtroom B. KOWALSKI, JOSEPH DAVID YOB: 1980 TATTOO: STOMACH CHARGE: POSS OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION DRUG PAR APHERNALIA Arrested on 03/05/2018 01:55 CALIFORNIA ST & NARROW ST, BROOKS VILLE Arrest Summary: On 03/05/2018 during proac tive patrol in the area of California St in Hernando County, Florida. I observed a dark maroon in color Dodge Stratus bearing Florida tag: N004JJ traveling south bound on California St, I observed the vehicle to have an inoperable rear license plate light making the tag ineligible from the required distance in violation of Flori da State Statute 316.221. I continued to conduct a the intersection of California St and Narrow St. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle. While interviewing the driver of the vehicle, the driver granted and expressed consent to a search of his person and the vehicle he was operating. I then asked the front seat passenger of the vehicle (de fendant) to exit the vehicle due to conducting a vehicle search. The defendant expressed and granted consent to a search of his person, during the search the defendant spon taneously uttered; that he possessed multiple needles on his person that he utilizes for meth, at which time I Police: Florida man pointed 2 guns during road rage incident BUTLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Florida restaurant manager has been arrested after pointing two guns at a man in apparent road rage incident. WJXT-TV cites a St. Johns County Sheriffs Of got into an argument Friday afternoon in the restaurants parking lot. Katelin Daugherty says band, Jamie, after she and her family pulled into the lot to make a U-turn. Daugherty says their children were in the car. the restaurant with 30 rounds in the magazine. Meyer was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. He It is unclear if he has a lawyer. ___ Information from: WJXT-TV, asked if he would retrieve said needles out of his pocket, the defendant then reached into his right pants pocket and retrieved a hypodermic needle which consisted of a clear sub stance residue consistent with Methamphetamine residue. During the search another hy podermic needle was also lo cated along with a blue straw with a crystal like substance residue also consistent with Methamphetamine, a silver spoon which contained crystal like substance residue was also discovered at this time. As I continued to search the defendant I discovered a clear plastic baggie which contained a crystal like substance consis tent with Methamphetamine inside of his carton of cigarettes which were located in his left pants pocket. 923 revealed the 1.4 grams of the crystal like substance inside of the clear plastic bag gie to have positive results for Methamphetamine content. (Said substance was weighed using OHAUS scale, model: C305-S serial no. 47871) The aforementioned contraband NARCO KIT 923, which re vealed the two needles, silver spoon and blue plastic straw to have positive results for Methamphetamine content. Post Miranda the defendant advised the crystal like sub stance was Methamphetamine and stated all the aforemen tioned objects that were on his person pertained to him. The defendant placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail and charged accordingly. The defendant is being held on a $3,000 bond per the bond schedule. COOK, JESSICA LEA YOB: 1990 CHARGE: GRAND THEFT Arrested on 03/05/2018 13:26 XXXX WEST ST, BROOKS VILLE Arrest Summary: On 03/05/2018, in Hernando County, Florida, the defendant did: Unlawfully and knowingly obtain, use or endeavor to obtain or use the property of Kelly P. to-wit: prescription glasses, of the value of three hundred dollars ($300.00) or more, but less than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00), with the intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the victim of a right thereof, or did appropriate the said property to her own use or the use of any person not entitled thereto, in violation of Florida Statutes 812.014(1) and 812.014(2)(c)1; Kelly advised that she left her $800 black prescription glasses at 9708 West St Brooksville, FL. Kelly advised that she dropped her niece and forgot her glasses. Kelly advised she made contact with the defendant, Jessica Cook, who sent her a picture of her glasses but advised that she was not going to give them back. Kelly then called law enforcement to help retrieve her glasses. Contact was made with the defendant who advised that she did not have the glasses and the glasses that she sent a picture of were her friends glasses. The defendant would not disclose the friends name to law enforcement. Due to the photo taken and sent to Kelly in which she could pos itively identify, the defendant was taken into custody and read Miranda, to which she understood and waved in an tion. The defendant advised that she had a photo on her phone that she took that would show that she did not have the glasses at the residence. Upon showing the photo on her phone it was determined that the photo was taken a few minutes before the call to law enforcement was originated. Once in my patrol vehicle I advised the defendant that the charge for her alleged crime was a felony. The defendant then stated that the she did have the glasses and she had put them in a nearby trash glasses, the defendant directed me to the trash can to where she advised she placed the glasses. A search of the trash can yielded negative results for Kellys glasses. Due to the photo image sent by the defendant to Kelly and the omission from the defendant that she had the glasses, the defendant was taken in to custody for one count of Grand Theft. The de fendant was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center without incident. The defendant was given a court date of 04/13/2018 at 0900 hours, and is being held on a $2,000 bond. LEWIS, JOEL SCOTT YOB: 1980 TATTOO: GIANT DIA MOND TATTOO BETWEEN EYES CHARGE: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested on 03/02/2018 01:55 4232 COMMERCIAL WAY, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: On 03/02/2018, I responded to Checkers located at 4232 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Flor ida in reference to a physical to a battery. Upon arrival, contact was made with the defendant, Joel Lewis, and the victim, Chris tina D. The defendant advised nothing happened and the victim advised that they were just arguing and the defendant tried to get me into the car. The victim refused to give any more information. Contact was also made with two witnesses, Tyla J and Vickie W. Both of the wit nesses advised that the victim was beating on the window of Checkers, asking them to call 911 because her boyfriend was abusing her. Both witnesses advised they then observed the defendant grab on to the victims shirt collar and pulled FLORIDA MAN


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The Newspapers in Education program 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 Florida Press Educa allowing supporters of our program to make donations. If you would like to support our Newspapers your donation made payable to "Newspa pers in Education" to HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! Lawmakers pass controversial education changes ___________________________________________________ Lawmakers will need overtime on budget By Christine Sexton, Lloyd Dunkelberger NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE --Florida lawmakers will need to go into overtime because of an impasse about hospital spending in new state budget. House Speaker Rich ard Corcoran, R-Land O Lakes, told House mem bers Tuesday night that lawmakers will have to extend the session, sched uled to end Friday, or hold a special session. Make preparations be cause thats kind of where we are headed, Corcoran said after a day of behindthe-scenes negotiations with the Senate. Corcoran said a bestcase scenario would be day. But he also said it was possible the session would be extended to Monday or that Gov. Rick Scott could call a special session that might start as soon as Monday. It will mark the second year in a row that the Legislature was unable to complete its annual session in the allotted 60 days. Last year, lawmakers extended the session for three days to vote on the budget and then had to return for a special session after Scott vetoed the pub lic-school portion of the budget, which he deemed inadequate. Corcoran did not detail the reasons for being un able to reach agreement. But earlier, Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, RFleming Island, said the House and Senate were continuing to negotiate payments to Floridas hospitals. At least part of the issue involves whether to scrap a long-standing payment system for a new system that would increase base Medicaid rates paid to ev ery hospital, regardless of Medicaid patient load. Late Tuesday morning, Bradley said it was too early to tell whether law makers would be able to reach agreement on an $87 billion-plus spending plan by midnight. Meeting the deadline would have given lawmakers enough time to adhere to a mandated 72Friday, the last scheduled day of the 2018 session. But when Corcoran spoke to House members about 8:15 p.m., he made clear the budget wouldnt be done in time. The Houses proposed spending plan for hospitals in the upcoming year is essentially a continua tion of the current years budget. But the Senate has proposed redistributing $318 million in Medicaid automatic rate enhance ments currently paid to 28 hospitals with large Medic aid caseloads and use it to increase the rates paid for all hospitals. The Senate budget also the current years budget cuts on hospitals. The Sen ate plan has been endorsed by some rural hospitals that say the additional $50 million in the Senate plan is what they need. But the Senate proposal would reduce Medicaid payments to Jackson Me morial Hospital in Miami by as much as $58 million and Orlando Health by nearly $9 million. House Appropriations Chairman Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, said the House would not let safety-net facilities such as those face steep reductions. HCA Healthcare, a 43 facilities in the state, could see nearly $40.5 million in Medicaid increases under the Senate plan. Tenet, which owns nine hospitals in Florida, would see a nearly $4 million increase in Med icaid payments under the Senate plan, and Com munity Health Systems, which owns 23 hospitals in Florida, would see as much as a $7.7 million bump in Medicaid payments. The Senate budget also includes an additional $130 million increase in Medic aid payments for nursing homes that arent included in the House budget. Bradley said Tuesday that once the chambers agree on the hospital spending they will discuss nursing homes. Negotiations have been completed on a $21 billion public school budget and a $7.9 billion budget for state universities and col aid, Bradley said. But as of Tuesday evening, lawmak ers had not released the details of the agreement. Based on earlier public negotiations, lawmakers will not increase state performance funding for universities and state col leges. That funding would remain at $245 million for the universities and $30 million for the 28 state colleges. Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said Monday night he expects the university system to receive an additional $20 million that would be shared by schools that have reached pre-emi nent status, including the University of Florida and Florida State University. The University of South Florida is also expected to achieve that status in the coming year and would share those funds. Negron also said he expects a $20 million increase in the world class program, which is money shared by all the universities to attract top-level professors and researchers. Another $10 million increase would go to rewarding high-per forming medical, law and professional schools. In the public-school system, lawmakers have agreed to roughly a $500 million increase in the funding formula for the 67 school districts, which should yield a per-student increase in the range of $100 in the new academic year. School funding was im pacted by the mass shoot ing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, with lawmak ers agreeing to spend an additional $400 million on school-safety and men tal-health initiatives. School-safety legislation (SB 7026) debated Tues day in the House includes a $97.5 million increase for the safe schools program in the funding formula. It would boost the pro gram, which helps the 67 school districts hire school million in the 2018-2019 academic year. The legislation also would provide $67 million to the school districts in a new mental-health catego ry in the funding formula. But one of the impacts of shifting more state fund ing to school safety may be Gov. Rick Scotts call for an $18 million increase in funding to help teachers buy classroom supplies. The increase sought by Scott would have boosted the annual support to $350 for each teacher, although it appears the program is likely to remain at its cur rent level of $45.3 million, which provides $250 a year. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE TALLAHASSEE --More sweeping changes are headed toward Floridas public schools, including the use of sales-tax credits to help students attend private schools. In a 20-17 vote Monday, the Senate backed a bill (HB 7055) that has been a top priority of House Speaker Richard Corcor an, R-Land O Lakes, and includes dozens of changes for the states 67 school districts. Hours later, the in a 74-39 vote, sending the measure to Gov. Rick Scott. Corcoran came onto the vote, hugging some of his top lieutenants in celebra tion. House leaders have pushed the bill to expand school choice, including the promotion of charter schools and the use of publicly funded vouchers to send students to private schools. change may be the addition of two new voucher-like programs that would be funded by sales-tax credits. Previously, such pro grams relied on corporate income-tax credits and general revenue. One measure would pro vide hope scholarships, public-school students who are bullied or otherwise face harassment to transfer to private schools. The program could provide up to $40 million in scholar ships annually. It would be funded by motorists who designate up to $105 that they would otherwise pay in sales taxes on vehicle purchases. Another new voucher program would bolster the existing Gardiner scholar ships, which provide aid to disabled students, and could be used to expand the longstanding Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The program would be funded by allowing businesses and others who lease commercial property to designate to the schol arship programs the sales taxes paid on the leases. It would be capped at $57.5 million per year. A third new voucher pro gram would provide read ing scholarships, which can be used for private services like tutoring, for struggling readers in the third through funded with $9.7 million in general revenue. The voucher expansion drew strong opposition from Democrats, with 13 of the 15 Senate Democrats voting against the bill. Why are we expand ing these vouchers, while were starving our public schools? Its insanity. And its patently unfair, said Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale. Sen. Kathleen Passido mo, a Naples Republican who oversees public school funding in the Senate, rejected the argument that lawmakers were short changing the public-sys tem, noting lawmakers are moving toward agreement on a new state budget that would provide $21 billion for the schools. Thats a huge amount of dollars. We are not starving the schools. We are doing the best we can for our educational system, she said. Passidomo also defended the new hope scholarships, saying the program would help students who are bul lied in school. Why not let them move? Why not give them a fresh start? she asked. Sen. Tom Lee, R-Tho notosassa, renewed his opposition to a provision in the bill that could force teachers unions to disband if their membership falls below 50 percent of the employees they represent in the collective-bargaining process. He said the measure, at instructional person nel, would slap the teachers of Florida in the face. Lee, a former Senate president, also urged sen ators to stand up for the sovereignty of the Senate and reject the measure. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, rejected the notion that the bill was largely the work of House leaders, noting the numer ous provisions from the Senate that would provide ity to students and their families, including the hope scholarships. Thats the core of ed ucational choice, Stargel said. This is not some thing that is being forced upon me. I dont in any way feel bullied by the House. In the Senate, four Republicans, Lee, Dana Young of Tampa, Denise Grimsley of Sebring and Dorothy Hukill of Port Or ange, joined 13 Democrats in opposing the bill. Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, joined 19 Republicans in supporting it. Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, did not vote. The bill had to go back vote because of some changes made by the Senate. But the Repub lican-dominated House approved it after rejecting two Democratic amend ments. Other provisions in the bill include: --Requiring schools to prominently display the state motto, In God We Trust. --Overhauling rules governing charter schools, including raising eviden tiary standards used by school boards in terminat ing charter contracts. --Allowing charter schools the same access to surplus property as tradi tional public schools. bility in construction stan By HERNANDO SUN STAFF On Tuesday March 6, 2018 the Board of County Commissioners approved transmit ting the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan to the state and designated review agencies for comment. The Comprehensive Plan provides guidelines for how a county grows and devel ops over a number of years. Commissioners had delayed sending the document to the state in order to give the Hernando County Business Alliance an op portunity to work with the county and school elements. They recommended quite a few changes to the public school facilities element, dealing with capacity determination. Commissioner Allocco stated, Thank you all for the way youve worked together and the input from all the rest of the board on this. Again its not going to be perfect. Theres always going to be complaints and changes that will have to be made, but I ap preciate you working with us, Ron (Assistant County Administrator Ron Pianta) and Omar (County Planner Omar De Pablo) and those of you who are regulars who have emailed and called Its too big of a document for each one of us to have gotten through it on our own. 2040 Comprehensive Plan transmitted to the state dards for school projects. --Lifting a require ment that home-school students provide their own instructional material when they participate in dual enrollment programs at state colleges or other institutions. --Exempting students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County from tak ing statewide assessments this year and retaining the schools A rating. A mass shooting last month at the school killed 17 people.


March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE BY JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Board of County Commissioners heard a lengthy series of CE MEX expert witnesses in support of the Com prehensive Plan Amend ment from a Residential and Regional Commer cial Overlay to Mining and Commercial on a 730 acre tract of land across the street from Bayfront Hospital on Cortez Blvd in Brooks a 573 acre portion of land is proposed for mining designation and a 156 acre tract along Cortez is proposed for commercial designation. Along with expert testimony, there were letters from Bayfront Health CEO Kenneth Wicker and Gina Hall, President of the man agement group for the Historic Spring Hill cemetery, Spring Hill African American Cemetery Trust, Inc. In a nutshell both letters state that the vibrations would not be problem atic for their operations and they will not be upcoming blasts, which CEMEX has agreed to. Following the appli cants expert testimony, the Board heard rebuttal from attorney Jane West on behalf of the Nature Coast Conservation group. Following her presentation was citizen comment, in which many citizens expressed their disapproval of the comp plan amendment, while some spoke in fa vor of it. Commission ers decided to transmit the application to the state in a 5-0 vote to ap prove with 9 conditions CEMEX is essentially back to where they were in December of 2014, but perhaps they are in a better position since the board is in general more favorable to the project. Now the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protection will evaluate the Comprehensive Plan Amendment along with other state agen cies such as South west Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Fish and Wild life Commission and the Florida Department of Transportation. The last time around, the state agencies did not turn up any major issues and the project returned to the commission where it approval under a certain time limit. Ultimately CEMEX withdrew their application because they lacked a supermajority on the commission for approval. The cur rent commission has removed the superma jority requirement for comprehensive plan amendments and with a unanimous vote to transmit the application to the state, the appli cant is sitting pretty. Mark Stephens of the Colinas Group, a licensed professional geologist and engineer with 40 plus years of experience, presented information in regards to likelihood of well water and groundwater depletion due to the mining activities. He explained that mining will be done at least 8 feet above groundwater level using track exca vators. He pointed out that there is no dewa tering in the operation. After mining, 8 feet of soil will be placed on tation stated, Rock has been excavated for nearly 100 years at the Brooksville Mine. Groundwater has been monitored for several decades. The data show the excavation activities will not impact ground water levels or quality. President Area Manag er of GeoSonics spoke about the explosives which will be used to blast at the site. His expertise he said is in ground vibration mea surement instrumen tation analysis and he forty years. Referring to blasting, he stated, Its necessary because of the nature of the rock, specifying rock hard ness. He said that it isnt everywhere on the site but it will need to be broken. The con trolled commercial ex plosives are placed into existing cracks for ex cavations. He remarked that in 2005-2006CE MEX began using mechanical excavators to reduce blasting. He said that the blast deto nates in a millisecond. New permitting will be required to blast and seismographs will be placed by an indepen site to monitor and will send the data to the state property owner. Lee Walton with Flatwoods Consulting Group reviewed the endangered or threat ened wildlife species found on the property which included a little Commissioners send CEMEX comp plan amendment to state agencies 6119 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill (1/4 Mile South of Hwy. 50) Orthopedics Sports Injuries Hand Rehabilitation Custom Orthotics Post Surgical Rehabilitation Spine Rehabilitation Work Injuries Motor Vehicle Accidents Balance Disorders blue heron and 54 go pher tortoise burrows. In his presentation, he stated, Prior to mining, CEMEX will obtain a Conservation Permit from the FWC and relocate gopher tortoises out of harms way. In regards to the little blue heron, The Bronson Extension lacks suitable nesting habitat and does not support a viable population of little blue herons. Little blue heron will not be impacted by the proposed quarry and no permits are required by the FWC. Steve Schriever with Fishkind & Associ ates Inc. spoke on the economic impact of CEMEX on Hernando County and gave the following statistics: Fiscal & Economic Hernando County $38.0 million total nando County over 20 years. $38.6 million in property tax payments to the Hernando County BOCC over the next 20 years. $34.0 million in property taxes for schools over the next 20-years. CEMEXs direct economic output for Hernando County: $55.6 million per year with wages of $11.3 million from 290 jobs. CEMEXs total eco nomic output for Her nando County: $69.2 million per year with wages of $14.6 million from 397 jobs. Dr. Christopher Teaf a toxicologist with the University of Flori da explained that two categories of small airborne particles have been studied (PM2.5 and PM10) at the three were killed called on the states Legislature to pass a bill they believe will improve school security. The Senate narrowly passed the bill Monday. The House will vote on it Wednesday. The Legislature is sched uled to adjourn Friday. warning that Florida legislators are not setting aside enough money to ensure every school will have its own resource Association sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders that said setting aside enough money to pay for enough school top priority. Right now the Repub lican-controlled Legisla ture has crafted a bill that would set aside about $162 million to pay for a boost of $97 million over current amounts. Their bill includes $67 million to be used program to train and arm school employees. Scott last month recommended that legislators spend $250 million. Gualtieri said that it costs about $100,000 on average to hire and equip a law-enforcement about 3,800 schools. The reality is if we are going to put uniform on every campus, its got to be paid for, Gualtieri said. I think there is clearly a citizen desire and expectation to do that. You cant meet that desire and expectation without the money to do it. Meanwhile, prose cutors and lawyers for the victims are going to court to handle the after math of the Valentines Day massacre. Grand jurors met Tues day and heard evidence against Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old former student who authorities say killed 17 people and injured more than a doz an AR-15 assault-style And grievously injured student Anthony Borges, letter of intent to sue the Broward County Sher school system and Mar jory Stoneman Douglas principal to help recover the costs of his recuper ation. SAFETY from page 2 See CEMEX page 6 CPAM 17-02 indicates the project location CPAM 17-02 indicates the project location


locations surrounding the quarry for the past 17 years. He explained the PM2.5 has always been at health based levels. He also stated that silica and asbestos do not pose health risks for this project. Attorney Jane West on behalf of Nature Coast Conservation argued that the property provides an extremely valuable residential overlay that will be needed sooner than after the 20 year mining project is complete. Twenty years, thats an entire generation of where this land will not be able to be touched by a single young family that wants to move to this area and be right in the heart of it. This books, she said. West presented an af Kugler, a licensed pro fessional geologist of H2O GeoSolutions LLC stating that a decline in water levels in the mine area could lower levels in nearby wells and water quality south of the mine is likely to be impacted. Commissioner Al locco pointed out that the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) would have the abili ty to stop progress on this project if they felt it jeopardized water quality or quantity. Chairman Champion criticized the experts sional and stated that the applicants expert has 40 years of experi ence while Kugler only has what appears to be 10 years. Attorney West stated that reclamation plans are required by county ordinance 78-6 along with surety bonds. We dont have any evidence of surety bond being posted, she remarked. Holcomb said that the county doesnt own the land, a group of citizens owns it. We dont get to tell them you should do this or you should do that. Its their land. To this West replied, That is exactly what youre supposed to do as a government bility as uncomfortable as it may be is to plan for the future orderly growth of your county. And that was done very intelligently when there was a residential over lay put on this parcel. Let them do whatever they want to do with FLUM designation and the zoning that exists on the parcel today. In regards to the Private Property Rights Bert J. Harris Act, she stated, I see with dismay commissioners being forced to vote out of fear of litigation for a property rights taking. She explained that the Harris Act only would award money for a regulation that unfairly She said if the county was forcing the appli cant to give up the resi dential entitlements and go back to mining then that may pose a risk for a Bert Harris claim. From a land use perspective, it is strong enough to constitute a determination that there is not competent and substantial evidence to show compatibility with surrounding land uses. And on that basis alone you can deny this trans mittal, stated Attorney West. Chairman Champion was impressed with the experience and thoroughness of the applicants experts and felt that many of the arguments against the project did not contain enough data and was based on emotion. I know from personal experience that they (CEMEX) are good stewards of the county. They are good neigh bors. They do provide great jobs. Commissioners ap proved the transmittal to the state 5-0, with 9 criteria to be considered as part of the compre hensive plan summa rized as follows: Blasting techniques to minimize impacts Good Neighbor Pol icy to address potential damage as a result of mining activities Provide a right of way to county for a Cal ifornia Street to Citrus Way corridor When mining ends, provide transportation corridor from Fort Dade Ave to SR 50. Minimum of 200 between mining prop erty line and historic cemetery Minimum 400 foot setback to nearest mining area adjacent to SR 50. Protection of the Fort Dade tree canopy Conservation ease ment to compensate for loss of viable wildlife habitat The mining recla mation plan shall be de signed in a manner that allows for the long-term end use and redevel opment of the property as a viable mixed-use community. 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 6 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 TIDE CHART March 12 Working with Computer Files BV 3/12/2018 10 AM 12PM Registration is open Learn to Meditation Mondays WH 3/12/2018 11AM 12 PM Make your Monday a more mindful Monday with us meditation provides many & spirit. First half discussion of resource followed by meditation. Lets explore Italy! WH Registration is open Interview an Italian Native who survived WWII, enjoy delectable Italian foods and treats and awe at the marvelous wonders this beautiful country offers! Working with Computer Files WH CryptoQuote answer on page 15 Programs SHSpring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WHWest Hernando Branch Library located at Wachee, FL 34613 BVBrooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH East Hernando Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 IN, OUT & ABOUT 3/13/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Learn to Storytime BV 3/13/2018 10:30 AM 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 March 13 Electronic Images from the Internet WH Registration is open Getting images from the Internet is easy! Library Advisory Commit tee EH 3/13/2018 1:00 3 PM Mis sion Statement: The Hernan do County Library Advisory Committees Mission is to re view and recommend policies, procedures, and initiatives of the Library Director and staff in order to promote and foster broad-based citizen use of library facilities, par ticipation in library services and programs, and access to library materials. The Library Advisory Committee is the peoples voice on matters pertaining to the Hernando County Public Library System. All meetings are open to the public and the peoples input is welcomed. Choose to Quit SH 3/13/2018 2 PM 4PM Get the tools you need to quit smoking now with this 2 hour tobacco cessation course. The course includes a one month supply of nicotine replace ment patches, lozenges, or gum (participants choice) absolutely free! Essential Oils 101 WH 3/13/2018 3 4PM Are you interested in essential oils but are not sure where to start? Please join us for this intro ductory class. Score Workshop How to Really Start Your Own Busi ness SH duction and overview of key issues related to starting your own business. Start your busi ness on the right foot. You will learn how to structure your business, develop a busi ness plan, and understand Walk away with a checklist for success. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing EH beginning ukulele players for some laid-back strumming and singing. All ages and levels welcome. March 14 Working with Computer Files SH 3/14/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Learn to Writing Your Life Stories WH Registration is open When writing the story of your life, never let anyone else hold the pen. Dont allow those irre placeable personal & family stories to be lost. Come join us for an informal, enjoyable experience! In Writing Your Life Stories, we provide you with the opportunity to get started right away on your writing, through the use of writing prompts & a short time to write, followed by sharing of our writing, if you choose to share. Each meet ing, we provide helpful re sources & tips for inspiration, and members discuss what is working for them.. Though we encourage writing by hand, you may bring a laptop if you prefer. Please ensure it is fully charged. Florida-Friendly Landscap ing Program SH 3/14/2018 10:30 AM 12PM Topic: Youre in Florida Now, presented by Nila Gates Storytime EH 3/14/2018 10:30 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 Financial Management Series EH 3/14/2018 2 4PM This months topic: Credit Use Coding for Kids WH Registration is open Kids, come join us and learn how to program and code. Each month, well go over basic programming and coding skills and then put them to the test using Scratch. Wheth er you have experience or not, all kids are welcome! March 15 Baby Storytime BV storytime featuring stories, bouce rhymes, songs and more just for babies and their caregivers. Working with Computer Files EH Registration is open Learn to Toddler Storytime -SH Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Book Discussion Group BV a Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks Preschool Storytime SH and much more designed for children between the ages Book Discussion Group WH by Lisa Wingate Girls Who Code SH tion is open Girls! Come to the library to learn about the exciting world of comput er coding. No experience necessary. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing WH March 16 Baby Storytime WH 3/16/2018 10 10:30 AM Registration is open A Story time featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! VITA SH 3/16/2018 10 AM 1PM Vol unteer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only Toddler Storytime WH 3/16/2018 10:30 11AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime WH and much more designed for children between the ages SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) 3/16/2018 12 2 PM Free Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By ap Signing for Everyday Living SH 3/16/2018 1 2:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. 3/6/2018 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: 2018/3/9 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/3/16 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. 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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 2018/03/09 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 2018/03/10 Sat 03:07 AM 0.34 L 08:47 AM 1.76 H 2:32 PM 1.39 L 7:17 PM 2.47 H 2018/03/1 1 Sun 05:36 AM 0.31 L 1 1:20 AM 1.89 H 5:08 PM 1.42 L 9:41 PM 2.46 H 2018/03/12 Mon 06:49 AM 0.17 L 12:17 PM 2.08 H 6:31 PM 1.27 L 10:56 PM 2.56 H 2018/03/13 T ue 07:40 AM 0.01 L 12:55 PM 2.28 H 7:30 PM 1.03 L 1 1:56 PM 2.70 H 2018/03/14 W ed 08:20 AM -0.12 L 1:26 PM 2.45 H 8:17 PM 0.77 L 2018/03/15 Thu 12:45 AM 2.84 H 08:53 AM -0.19 L 1:54 PM 2.60 H 8:57 PM 0.53 L 2018/03/16 Fri 01:28 AM 2.94 H 09:25 AM -0.20 L 2:20 PM 2.73 H 9:35 PM 0.32 L CEMEX from Page 5 Get in touch with your Federal level elected ocials TALLAHASSEE Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Florida Depart ment of State is seeking applications for the 20182019 Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Expert practitioners of traditional art forms and persons with a strong commitment to learning and preserving folk and traditional arts are encour aged to apply. For generations, traditional arts have been shared through one-onone apprenticeship, said Secretary Detzner. The Florida Folklife Appren ticeship Program fosters that traditional process of learning that is vital to en suring the preservation of Floridas dynamic cultural heritage. The Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program creates opportunities to study traditional arts with recognized master artists. Traditional arts are expressions of shared community identity that aesthetics of the groups that practice them. Since 1984, the program has supported over 185 ap prenticeships in a variety of Florida living traditions including performing crafts such as Seminole patchwork and Hungarian embroidery, occupational arts such as surfboard making and cow-whip making, and ceremonial arts such as hymn lining and Afro-Cuban bat drumming. The application dead line is May 15, 2018. Interested masters and apprentices must apply as a team by submitting the joint application to the Florida Folklife Program. The Florida Folklife Council will review appli cations and recommend apprenticeship teams to the Secretary of State for approval. Final decisions will be announced by August. The program pro vides a stipend and funds for supplies. Interested applicants should contact State Folklorist Amanda Hardeman by calling 850.245.6427 or 800.847. PAST. Program guidelines and applications can be preservation/folklife/ap prenticeship. Master Norteo accordionist Tomas Granado with ap Florida Folklife Program Seeks Master Artists and Apprentices See FOLKLIFE, Page 14


March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Celebrate the Irish With Shamrock Suncatchers Think green, think spring, think Saint Patricks Day coming up on March 17. Kids enjoy learning about interesting people and places. As parents, we can be instrumental in helping our children discover the diverse cultures that make up our world and our national heritage. That discovery is an important step in appreciating and respecting ethnic differences. To get started, enjoy some family fun this month as many Irish Americans celebrate the luck of the Irish. Here are some ideas and a craft to help keep you thinking green. 1. Go online or check out library books on Ireland. Learn the difference between Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, and other inter esting facts and curiosities about the Emerald Isle. Talk to Irish-American neighbors and discover what their families do to celebrate St. Patricks Day. 2. List names and surnames that are typically Irish, such as Liam, Megan, Shannon and OBrien. Do any of your kids friends have Irish names? Any Irish ancestors in your family tree? 3. Make easy-to-create brilliant green shamrock suncatchers to hang in your window to welcome friends for a visit. Heres how:SHAMROCK SHAPES1. Ask your young kids to sort through crayon boxes, and look for almost used up shades of green crayons. Peel off the paper. 2. Make crayon shavings in piles, by shade, from the peeled crayons using a grater or a crayon sharpener. 3. Lay a sheet of wax paper, waxed side up, on a small stack of newspapers on an ironing board. Sprinkle the shavings evenly over the wax paper. Set a second sheet of wax paper on top, this time waxed side down. Cover with a lightweight cloth. 4. Using an iron set at Warm, an adult may iron over the cloth until the shavings melt. Remove the cloth. 5. Make cutout shamrock shapes from your stained glass sheets. Glue string or fishing line to the top of each shamrock and hang them by a window. TIP: Its easy to make a shamrock pattern by arranging three paper heart shapes with the points touching. *** 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 ServiceMarch 5, 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 Nate Toler exploring tide pools. his career path when he was just a toddler. His mother Denise, a STEM teacher at Challenger K-8 school describes how this happened. We took him to see Finding Nemo when he was about 2 and he immediately started asking if he could have a he would have to learn about how to take care of them and everything. As soon as Nate was old enough, he started reading and doing a lot of Eventually his parents bought him a 12-gallon starter saltwater tank and Nates science project prize in the school sci ence fair. He went on to compete in science fairs each year and in seventh grade made it to the state level with his project on formulating a special type As he grew older, his mother and his father, Bill, who is a coach and teacher at Challenger K-8 school encouraged his passion. They even went so far as to drive him to Mote Marine Aquarium (two-hours away) every Saturday for a whole school year when he was volunteer there. Nate explains enthu siastically why he is so passionate about this sub ject and why he wants to devote his life to marine biology. The ocean and nature, in general, is where I feel most myself, most at peace. To me, nature nature so peaceful stems from this idea that it isnt trying to impress me and yet it never fails to. Nature is poetry in motion, shaped by the laws of science and brought about by the pen strokes of probability. Sometimes, the closest one can be to regaining the harmony we once had with nature is immersing oneself in the ocean in an attempt to appreciate that everything going on around you does not owe you anything, so you just have to go with the Nates biggest love in Marine Biology is corals. His goal is to work on propagating coral reefs elors degree, he plans to earn a Masters at Duke Uni versity and ultimately secure a position at Mote Marine Laboratorys Elizabeth Moore Inter national Center for Coral Reef Research and Res toration on Summerland Key in the Florida Keys. Besides his parents who, in his words, al tanks through the house, Nate credits quite a few teachers with encourag ing him in his studies. I attribute my suc cesses to the support of my middle school sci ence teachers. Mrs. Dill and Mrs. Doulk pushed me beyond my comfort zone, challenged me be yond my current level of knowledge and supported me every step of the way endeavors. Two other teachers, Mrs. Andress and Mr. Shaw gave him the op portunity to stretch even further by creating an elective for him in eighth grade, during which he had the opportunity to teach alongside them and lead the sixth grade zoology/marine biology elective at Challenger K-8 School. Nate concludes, At Springstead, I have had years of environmental and support further strengthens my convic environmental and marine sciences. A formula for success in life and in a chosen nited by something as in creative teachers who en courage and inspire you, but most of all hard work and dedication. THINK TANK from front page Dip netting in the Gulf. Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six and write down ve. Paul Harvey If youve never played golf before, Rivard is a great place to start. Although a standard length course, there are no sand traps and the golfers. Rivard is a public golf course within the subdivision of the same name located between South Brooksville and Masaryktown. Recent improvements to the fairways and greens give the course a new vibran cy, and new gas-powered carts move you along at an energetic pace. beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as hot dogs and other quick bites. Rivard insignia hats and visors are available at the check-in area, however no other apparel or shoes are for sale. Necessities are avail able, such as tees, divot tools and experienced golf balls. Club rentals are also available. ADDRESS: 18001 Rivard Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34604 HOURS: Open everyday 7AM-6PM BELOW: The 18th Hole EDUCATION FEATURE


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB 80 Acre shooting facility Clubhouse Junior Programs & 4-H IHMSA Archery Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range Cowboy SASS HUNTERS Education Classes Monthly Firearms classes for CCW RANGE HOURS 352-597-9931 8 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Event Previews BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton Ingredients 1 med onion c butter 1 lb ground beef 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 garlic clove 2 tsp salt tsp pepper tsp paprika 1 3 oz can mushrooms 1cup sour cream Directions saute onion in large frying pan over medium heat in butter. Add garlic and saute minutes until brown stir in sour cream and cook until heated through Hints: serve with mashed potatoes, noodles or rice THEATRE CREATIVITY CREATE HAND ART MONDAY, MARCH 12, 10AM 7PM WHERE: Description: Calling all children and young adults throughout the county to stop by the library and make hand art! Join us at any of our four library branches where a crafting station will be waiting for you every day of the week from Monday, February 26 through Thursday, March 22. The crafting table will be available during regular operating hours. Library hours vary from branch to branch. For your closest branch location and hours visit: http://hernandocountylibrary. us/category/locations/. Materials for this project will be supplied. All hand art collected will be attached to vertical ribbons and then displayed at the Brooksville City Hall and/or Tallahassee State Capitol Rotunda for Childrens Week celebrations. ROCK OF AGES NOW UNTIL MARCH 18, 2018, HAIR....It was all about the hair in the eighties. Well, that and the music. Oh....and dreams, and love, and hair. Welcome to the Bourbon Room. At one time it was the hottest joint on the Strip. Now, not so much. But dreams have a way coming true, even if they arent the ones you started with. Book by Chris DArienzo. Adult Center / $25.00 Adult Sides / $19.00 Stu dent Center / $20.00. Call or email to get your tickets today! 352 683-5113 / / http:// FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OF HERNANDO COUNTY WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 7 PM TO 9 PM The Hernando County Public Library invites the Friends of the Library of Hernando County, Inc. The Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be held at the Strong Tower Winery, located at 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34610 on Saturday, March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. This fun evening will include music, wine tastings, and a Chinese Auction. The tickets have a cost of $15 can be purchased at all Hernando County Public Li brary branches, the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore (1208 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill), or at the door at the Strong Tower Winery. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle as well as soda and wa ter. For additional information or reservations, contact: Regina at or (727) 271-4163. Visit for locations or more information and follow @HernandoPublicLi brary on Facebook for event updates. THE WILL MCLEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND, MARCH 10-11, 2018 SERTOMA RANCH, MYERS ROAD, BROOKSVILLE The 29th annual Will McLean Music Festival gets underway today at the Sertoma Youth Ranch. The annual Will McLean celebration honors the work of Floridas Troubadour, who wrote songs, stories and poems about his native state. Although Will McLean died in 1990, his songs will live forever in the hearts of those who music on 4 stages. Song contests, Banjo workshops, A special mention to honor Margaret Longhill. the matriarch of Florida Folk, who died March 1, 2018. Longhill launched the festival in 1990 in honor of Will McLean. Plans are being made to hold a tribute to Margaret on Sunday, March 11 during the festival. For more info, please visit Contact: 352-465-2167


March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 9 Calendar of Events March 9 Friday Night Live WHERE: Downtown Brooksville concert series in downtown Brooksville. Live bands, food trucks, full bar at each of these events. Well keep you updated as new talent and food trucks are signed Friday throughout the year. FREE admission. Fantasy African Violet Club 24th Annual Show and Sale WHEN: Friday & Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 san Dr. and corner of Toucan Trail. 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 caggs@gmail. com or Carol Chmiko scootsno@yahoo. com or visit 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 March 10 9TH annual Storybook Forest WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018 11am 2pm WHERE: Crews Lake Park at 16739 Crews Lake Drive Description: Join us as we turn Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, into an enchanted forest, where stories will come alive. There is no onsite parking park at Crews Lake Middle School where a free shut tle will take you to Crews Lake Wilderness Park. Come out and see storytellers ignite guests imaginations as they bring childrens stories to life. Children will have the opportunity to participate in story themed crafts and meet some of their favorite literary characters. This is a FREE family event!. Visit forest.php Photo-blitz for Florida Nature Trackers WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 10am 3pm WHERE: 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601 Description: Bring the camera or smartphone out to Chinsegut to help populate information on our iNatu ralist page. iNaturalist allows the public to snap photos in a project area and upload them to the internet for ID. Learn about iNaturalist and Florida Nature Trackers and have some fun with the family seeing who can snap the rarest and unique photos of spiders, insects, pollina need to register, Florida Nature Trackers download required from Art in the Park Art, Crafts and Music Festival Sunday March 11, 9AM 4PM WHERE: Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, 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 phony Orchestra in the Park. Admission is free; Parking, 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 $10.00 per table. (Bring your own table and chair). Set 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 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 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 Volunteers Needed for Oyster Restoration Volunteers are needed to assemble oyster bags WHEN: March 11, 2018 Time: 10:00 am until 12:00 pm the bags in the county lot next to th WHERE: Hernando Beach Water Tower. This is a dirt road off Shoal Line Blvd. Closest address to this tower is Description: help assemble oyster bags for an upcom ing restoration project. Opportunity is limited to the one free t-shirt* through the following link: www.vol What to expect: Each event will span for two hours. Volunteers will be using shovels be loaded for transport to holding site. What to wear: Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Jeans recom mended but not required. What to bring: Please bring a pair of heavy duty gloves oyster shells are sharp! Wa ter bottle, insect repellent, sunglasses, and sunscreen/ protection are also recommended. For more details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf: Jazz Society to Perform WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2 p.m. WHERE: Wellington Clubhouse at 400 Wexford Blvd, 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 March 12 Create Hand Art WHEN: Monday, March 12, 10am 7pm WHERE: Hernando County Public Library System 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, Florida 34601 Description: Calling all children and young adults throughout the county to stop by the library and make hand art! Join us at any of our four library branches where a crafting station will be waiting for you every day of the week from Monday, February 26 through Thursday, March 22. The crafting table will be available during regular operating hours. Library hours vary from branch to branch. For your closest branch location and hours visit: locations/. Materials for this project will be supplied. All hand art collected will be attached to vertical ribbons and then displayed at the Brooksville City Hall and/or Tallahassee State Capitol Rotunda for Childrens Week celebrations. March 15 Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival WHERE: Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival, 19737 SE 127 Terrace Dunnellon, FL 34431 Descripion: Since 1980, Floridas historic Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival in Dunellon is a 4-day festival featuring the brightest and best bluegrass entertain ment. Come on out and camp alongside the river. Enjoy campground picking. Come for the day or the weekend. Thursday features a dinner special and open mic. Sunday Bluegrass Gospel and sing featuring Mike & Mary Robinson and Kevin Prater. Craft and food vendors. Concessions available on-site. Bathhouse and showers on-site. Dump station on-site. Music by Special Consensus, Larry Stephenson, the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band, Kevin Prater Band, The Farm Hands, The Baileys and the Kody Norris Show. Full four-day tickets only No pets. No alcohol. No coolers. No high back chairs in concert area. March 17 Wine Tasting Fundraiser WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2018 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Strong Tower Winery, located at 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34610 Description: The Hernando County Public Library invites the Friends of the Library of Hernando County, Inc. This fun evening will include music, wine tastings, appetizers, chased at all Hernando County Public Library branches, the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore (1208 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill), or at the door at the Strong Tower Winery. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bot tle as well as soda and water. For additional information or reservations, contact: Regina at or (727) 271-4163. Visit for locations or more information and follow @Hernan doPublicLibrary on Facebook for event updates. March 18 Rock of Ages WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 2:00pm 4:30pm WHERE: 8390 FOREST OAKS BLVD, SPRING HILL, Description: HAIR....It was all about the hair in the eight ies. Well, that and the music. Oh....and dreams, and love, and hair. Welcome to the Bourbon Room. At one time it was the hottest joint on the Strip. Now, not so much. But dreams have a way coming true, even if they arent the ones you started with. Book by Chris DArienzo. Hernando Youth Orchestra WHERE: Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee. Description: Instruments to loan (and learn), and Music to share! Kids (ages 6-21): Want to play classical music, but lack an instrument? Need low-cost lessons? Check us out! HYO loans violins, cellos, trombones, and clarinets to our young musiciansand we give low-cost violin and guitar lessons, too! If you already know how to play even better! Join us; we want you. Rehearsals: Sundays Pick Your Own Strawberries WHEN: Now until they last 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: JG Ranch, 17200 Wiscon Road, Brooksville, FL 34601 Description: Farm operated by Jeff & Debrah Casey has pick fresh strawberries now. We have buckets that you can use for picking and bags to take your berries home. Dress appropriately for the current weather. Old Hats and sunscreen for protection from the sun. Picnic areas are available for guests to use. You may want to pack a lunch. Sunday picking by arrangement. Call March 22 Hernando Audubon Society Meeting WHEN: Thursday, March 22 @ 7 pm to 9 pm WHERE: 131 S. Main St., Brooksville Description: Research ecologist Dr. Ariam Jiminez will discuss collaborative research occurring in Cuba and Florida: Birds Know No Borders, Neither Does (Nor Should) Research. The meeting will be held at Brooks ville Womens Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public. March 23 Chuck-wills widow night hike WHEN: Friday, March 23, 7pm 9pm Description: Chuck-wills widow birds are more often can often be heard at Chinsegut. This night hiking opportunity focuses on Chuckwills widows and other include an approximately half mile hike in the dark. Limited to 20 participants, please register online or by 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 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, Hernando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida. The Trail Head is 2/10 mile north of the Old Historic Courthouse in downtown Inverness. Email: AARP Hernando County Driver Safety Programs AARP Hernando County training in Hernando County. For reserva tions or more information, call 683-6840. Accordian Adventure Accor dian Adventure informal group consists of accordionists that are enthusiasts of all levels of performance. For more Acoustic Guitar Club Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club goal is to play together, have fun doing it and to provide encouragement and support for each other in an effort to become better players. For more information, call Curt at 684-6789. African Violet Club of Spring Hill African Violet Club of Spring Hill has supplies avail able, and anyone interested in growing African violets is invited to attend meetings. For more information, call Thad American Legion Auxillary Unit 186. Meetings are held Monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 Post 186. The Post is located at 12091 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, Fl. 34613. Ballroom Dance Club The Dance Club is held every 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-9:00 P.M. with a free dance lesson, during break. Wine and beer permitted. Every 3rd Friday there is a Theme Party.Held at Rhanbuoy Rd., Spring Hill, Fl. Book Discussion Groups Book Discussion Groups meet regularly at library locations in Hernando County. For more information, call Jeanne All of the groups are open to new members. Bowling Buddies Bowling Buddies is a singles bowling group that bowls for fun. For more information, call Nancy British Car Club Nature Coast English Car Club is open to all British car owners and enthusi asts. For more information, call Ladies of the British Com monwealth Ladies of the British Commonwealth meets regularly at the Spring Hill Branch Public Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is a new group; all women of British lineage are welcome. For Brooksville Garden Club meets the second Wednes day of every Month from September to May at 12 noon. The Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville 34601. 12 PM Dutch Treat order off menu or just come for the 1:00 PM Speaker and stay for our Members updates of projects 799-4319. Brooksville Horseshoe Club The club meets regularly. New, backyard and experienced players are welcome. Horse shoes are available for loan, and there is no cost to play. Corvette Club Nature Coast Corvette Club meets regularly. For more information, visit the clubs website at www.ncvette. com Crescent Community Clinic Crescent Community Clinic clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. To volunteer or sponsor future Friends of the Clinic functions, Domino Club Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly for socials. Call Nancy, club Elks Lodge 2582 The Elks Line Road meets regularly. Members and guests are welcome. Other activities in clude bingo, dominoes, cards, billiards, music and a cash bar. Fantasy African Violet Club The Fantasy African Vio let Club meets the second Saturday monthly, except in December. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. The program Topic is African Violet Cousins/ Other Gesneriads. For more information, contact Thad or Carol Chmiko scootsno@yahoo. com Meetings are held at the Weeki Wachee Senior and corner of Toucan Trail First Hernando Republican Club First Hernando Repub lican Club meets regularly. Email chairman@hernan or email Friends Travel Club or visit www.springhillregional. net for more information. Genealogy Interest Group Genealogy Interest Group meets regularly. For more in Grumman Retiree Club Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Florida Chapter, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) ville. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employ ees and their guests are invited to attend. For club information, in Hernando County; or Gus Citrus County. H2U Partners Club Partners Club features the following activities at the club located behind Oak Hill Hospital, Yoga, line dance, rug hooking, needlework and exercise. Membership is $20 a year, which includes membership into the H2U program. For Hernando Audubon Society Hernando Audubon Society will resume meetings and more information, call Linda Visit online at www.hernando Hernando Beach Club Friday dinners and events throughout the year. Visit her or call Hernando Computer Club At its March 26 general meeting, the Hernando Computer Club will host an Art and Craft Exhibition where club mem bers and friends will showcase their creations. Photograph, painting, pottery, sewing, embroidery and crafts will be on display. This will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase items donated by the artists in a Silent Auction. The event is free and open to the pub lic. For more information, visit 7171. Hernando County Arts Council would like to invite the public to our meetings on the 2nd. Thursday every month at Brooksville City Hall, 201 How ell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 in Our mission is to encourage, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to the citizens. Visit website hernan or e-mail hernand Hernando County Button Collectors Group Join our monthly meetings for button history and button age and 1-2:30 p.m. (usually the 3rd Monday of the month) at the Brooksville Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For more info, visit our Facebook page or email holeybuttons@ Hernando County Kennel Club meets at 8:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month at Hernando Council #1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Brooksville. Visit webmaster@hernandocoun Hernando County Retired Educators Association Please join us if you are a person formerly employed as an educator or other school employee. We meet every other month at 10 a.m. at the Enrichment Center (next to Brooksville hospital) on Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. Please visit the website Hernando Harmonizers Hernando Harmonizers meet on Monday evenings. A fun and friendly group of men who enjoy singing barbershop harmony and other styles of music. Visit hernandoharmo Hernando Historical Mu seum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They are The Train Depot and The Coun tryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. We are always in need of volunteers in several different areas; Tour guides for adult and students; Museum greeters, Grounds Assistants & Special Events Assistants to name a few. For more about our Museums please visit our website hernandohistoricalmu For more & please mention this ad! Hernando Horseshoe Club Meets every Thursday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 9 a.m. New members welcome. Hernando Jazz Society meets regularly and conducts nine performances each year from September through May. For information call Bill McLough Hernando Porcelain Artists CLUBS & SO C IETIES Please conrm dates and times by calling the contact person provided for the listing. To provide changes for a listing, email See CLUBS page 10


10 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 Adopt Me Today!!! meet regularly in Brooksville. The group welcomes new members inter ested in learning the art of paitning Hernando Quilters Guild meet every Monday at 10 am in the Turning Point Church fellowship Hall, 19384 Ingram St. Brooksville. Contact Carol Hernando Youth Orchestra Come share the music. Rehearsals Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at the Heather Com munity. For details, visit hernandoy High Point Community Ballroom Dance Classes The High Point Community holds ballroom dancing classes every Wednesday at the Com munity Center located on Clubhouse for more information. Historic Brooksville Wood Turners month at the Brooksville Christian Church at 6197 Broad St. in Brooks ville. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. prompt. Visit Humane Society of the Nature Coast holds adoption events through out the year. Rescue groups will be on hand with dogs and cats available for adoption.Call (727) 842-9279 or visit Hungarian-American Club Hungarian-American Club holds monthly gatherings wherein authentic Hungarian meals are served, while lis tening to folk songs and dance tunes. New members welcome. For club information,visit the clubs website at Illinois Club of Spring Hill The club meets regularly. All welcome Keep It Local Keep It Local is a networking group that meets every at the Spring Hill Diner, 3426 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Meeting begins promptly at 8 am. Contact Melanie at Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge holds regular breakfast meet ings. Contact Pierre Richard at Kiwanis Club of Nature Coast Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast meets regularly Spring Hill. For more information, visit www.kiwanisnatu Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill Meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at the Town Square Mall. For more infor mation on the Club and Upcoming Events please contact Godfrey Eason, Membership Chair geas46@ Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee Meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month at 6 p.m. Visit wee Long Island CluB Long Island Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednes day of every month at St. Stephens Richey. Coffee and cake are served prior to the meeting. For more infor mation, call (727) 861-0171. Michigan Club Michigan Club wel comes back some Snowbirds. Contact Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Monday Night Singles The group NARFE Chapter 1322 NARFE Chap ter 1322 holds its monthly meetings at the Marine Corps League Detach Brooksville, Florida. We meet the third Friday of every month at 1:00 P.M. except for June August. As a group, to current Federal employees and annuitants and opposes legislation contrary to their interests. We are prepared to assist you in any way we are able to. We are always looking for new members. Contact Dennis Foley for information. Nature Coast Art League: Members meet from 10 a.m. to Noon every Monday at the Spring Hill Commu nity Center (The Lake House), 1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. Shadow Chasers (plein air group) meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday; call (787) meeting is held from 1-3 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (September through May) at The Lake House. New members are welcome. Visit www.naturecoast For further info call Nature Coast Basket Guild We meet the second tuesday of the month September thru April at the Enrich ment Center at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, Fl at 11 am. Learn how to weave a basket or just come Nature Coast Bridge Club The Nature Coast Bridge Club offers games regularly. Games for all levels of players are offered, and beginners. Nature Coast Gardens Meetings are free and open to the public. Contact: Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: Meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednes days at Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 People Helping People in Hernan do County all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the needy and homeless. Poor Richs Chess Club Poor Richs Chess Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central Members of Rotary meets Thursday Club, off Barclay Avenue in Spring Rotary Club of Brooksville Members of Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Southern Hills Plantation Club, Rotary Club of Spring Hill meets Restaurant, US.19, Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Visit or call Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County Senior Citizens Club of Her SHARP Crime Watch SHARP Crime Watch meets at the Senior Citizens Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Voluntee Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728 New members welcome. Call Sons of Italy Lodge 2502 Sons of 727.862.3170 South Brooksville Neighbor hood Watch is seeking volunteers. Meetings are held from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Spring Hill AGLOW International Spring Hill Aglow International meets Monday of each month at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill Bocce Club Spring Hill Bocce Club meets regularly every Tuesday and Friday at Delta Woods Park. New members welcome. Annual Spring Hill Camera Club Spring Hill Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, of the Brooksville Regional Hospital campus, 17222 Hospital Membership is open to all beginning or visit its website at www.springhill Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly. Singles dance parties every Wednesday at its club on County Line Road. Free dance lessons offered. Call Spring Hill Garden Club meets regularly. The nursery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays more information.. Subvets WWII Weeki Wachee meet tired or active members are welcome. Suncoast Ship Model Society meets regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club in Spring Hill. Open to all modelers.Call Suncoast Harmony Chorus, west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, Real women singing real harmony. We are looking fore more singers. The ability to read music or prior vocal training is not a prerequisite. We meet every Tuesday 7 PM, Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Astaire Ln., Spring Hill visit TOPS Chapter 208 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday, 6 p.m. at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville. USA Dance Club Adventure Coast Chapter 6090 Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave, Spring Hill for an evening of dance with DJ Petes fabulous music. All types of music and a free dance lesson included. Free snacks and coffee or BYO. Members or 631.220.7029 VFW Post 10209 Veterans of For eign Wars Post 10209 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson 796-0398. VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary holds bar bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. the second Sunday of every VFW Post 8681 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 18940 Drayton St., off County Line Road, Spring Hill. VFW Post 8713 & Ladies Aux. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 & Ladies Auxiliary, 1681 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville, offers weekly activities. For VFW Post 9236 offers activities at Boulevard. For more information, call Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc. Mem month at Glen Lakes Country Club, for purchase (debit/credit cards only); cash bar is available. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free/open to or Anita at 317-966-0000 or visit www. Weeki Wachee Area Club Weeki Wa chee Area Club holds bingo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. For Weeki Wachee Arts and Crafts Group: meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citi Toucan Trail) in Weeki Wachee Acres, 428-7904 for further information. Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers meet regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center. New Members welcome. Call information. Wellington Democrats The Welling ton Democrats meet regularly at the Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, off Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill For more information, contact Gene Ehrich at Withlacoochee Rockhounds Interested in Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry making? This is the club for you. Meets 7 pm, 2nd Wed. monthly at Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, Susan Dr., Spring Hill. Are you an expert-we could use your help. If not, maybe we can help you. Visit website your minerals, fossils or jewelry to Womens Army Corps, WAC Vets Hernando Chapter 97 meet regularly at American Legion Post 186 located at 12091 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The group does not meet in July or Any changes, please contact Sue Quigley at suequigley@hernan or call 727.808.9587. CLUBS from Page 9 Beau deserves the the best family the world has to oer. He is loving, very handsome, fun, playful, very friendly and deserving of attention! He loves to have people around to engage with, roll on top of, give kisses and hugs to. He doesnt want to be just pushed aside and le alone he wants to bond. He wants to be a friend, family member and to be valued, just like everyone of us! He has proven to be dog of good character and is loved by his shelter family but this is no place for pups. He is a strong boy and needs a leader but he is easy to lead. 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March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS Start of baseball season preview Hernando Sportsmans Club Events Calendar By ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF PHOTOS BY CHERYL CLANTON With basketball and cially over in Hernando County, the focus now switches to the spring sports, which features baseball, softball and showcases some of the areas top baseball teams, with Central, Hernando, Nature Coast and Spring stead all entering the 2018 campaign as viable district contenders. We take a closer look at each of the countys teams and preview Hernando County baseball 2018. The Bears will have their work cut Class 5A, District 7. Within their own dis trict, Central will take in Hernando County clubs like Hernando and Nature Coast, along with Pasco County teams like Hud son and Fivay, who have improved. Central went 17-10 in 2017 and wasnt the two district teams to reach the postseason. The Bears have a good shot at competing for the district championship this spring and could make some start. It was another quality season for the Leopards in 2017, loss to Orlando Bishop Moore. Now returning the bulk of its roster, Her nando remains high on its group of players this season and the Leopards should be in contention in Class 5A, District 7 with Nature Coast and Central. Carson Lashley returns to the mound for Hernando and provides a solid arm for Hernando. Hernando is 4 and 1 so far. The a season in which they able to reach the second round of the Class 5A Orlando Bishop Moore. Now with another tal ent-loaded roster, Nature Coast comes into 2018 with high expectations and have already rushed out to a quick 6-0 start to the season. Frank Vitales club has already scored 60 runs on 48 hits through six games played. After what was a very impres sive 24-3 season in 2017, the Eagles were quickly bounced out of the Class when they lost 2-0 to Belleview. Despite losing several key players from last years bunch, a new crop has come into the fray and Springstead is once again expected to compete for not only a district championship, but make a deep run into the Laferty and crew will have their work cut out for them, but have already Patrick McHughs squad went 7-18 in 2017, and despite having several close calls against many of the countys top teams like Springstead and Hernan do. Weeki Wachee plays in Class 6A, District 6 and will look to contend with the likes of Spring stead, Inverness Citrus and Dunnellon. The Hornets are hoping that this season the program sees some strides made in the win column, as theyll have one of the more tal ented rosters theyve had in a couple years. They have two wins under their belt so far, but have more work to overcome their 3 losses. trict Final matchup against NCT game against Land OLakes.


12 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 SPORTS Solution to Crossword on page 15 BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF PHOTOS BY CHERYL CLANTON With basketball and soc over in Hernando County, the focus now switches over to the spring sports, which features baseball, softball showcases some of the ar eas top softball teams, with Hernando, Nature Coast and Springstead all entering the 2018 campaign as viable district contenders. We take a closer look at each of the countys teams and preview Hernando County softball 2018. Nine games into the 2018 season and Central is already on pace to surpass its 3-game win total from a year ago. The Bears 3-22 and despite the team being able to put runs up on the board, Central was also giving up points at a rapid pace. Central had 16 games in which they allowed 10 or more runs and they must cut down on that total if they look to improve this spring campaign. Hernando might be in a back and forth battle with Nature Coast for seeding positioning in Class 5A, District 7 as the Leopards are currently 6-0 on the season. The Leopards closest, most competitive game to date was a narrow 1-0 victory over the Sharks, presenting what could be the eventual district champion ship matchup. Until then, Hernando will likely roll through its district slate and has a roster loaded with talent from last seasons mound and currently boasts a 0.78 earned run average to go along with her 6-0 record. The other likely dominant Hernando County team within Class 5A, District 7 is Nature Coast, which has been the only team able to keep up with the Leopards the past couple of seasons. Will this be the year Nature Coast can topple Hernando from its pedestal? Itll be a tough hill to climb for the Sharks but they have plenty of talent ed players to make things interesting down the stretch, including sophomore Alyssa Kelly. Kelly is currently batting a stellar .478 at the plate and is 4-0 on the mound with a 1.40 earned run average. Class 6A, District 6 will run through The Stead, as Spring stead has been the cream of the crop so far in the early going. The Eagles are currently an impressive 6-0 through six games and have shown no signs of slowing down from last years solid campaign. Losing 2-0 to the eventual Class 6A state champion Land O Lakes was a tough pill to swallow, but Springstead will be right back in the thick of things come postseason time. The Eagles have many start ers back, including senior pitcher Kayla Cruz (0.54 ERA, 4-0). The Hornets are going to be hellbent to compete in a very tough Class 6A, District 6 and have a ways to go to compete with county rival Springstead. Weeki Wachee was 9-17 in 2017 and hopes to get over the .500 mark this time around behind a youthful, but talented roster. Leading the way for the Hornets is senior Abby Pons, who is currently batting over .300 and is the teams go-to-pitcher on the mound. Soball season heating up The 25th annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest was held at Linda Pedersen Park and featured an incredible lineup of bands and entertainment along with vendors, contests and food. The Swamp Fest started as a fundraiser for the community in the wake of the No Name Storm in March of 1994. It was a neighborhood gathering served up swamp cabbage to raise money to repair the roof on the Weeki Wachee Area Club. SHS #7 Madison Diconc caught the last 3 outs of the game against Crystal River on Feb. 23, 2018 to take the win. LEFT: SHS team spirit on the pitchers mound during the game against Crystal River on Feb. 23 CUTLINES? Swamp Fest Weekend nals against NCT last year. NCTs Alyssa Kelly in a game against Springstead last season SHS No. 26 Kayla Cruz hits a double during the match against Crystal River.


March 9 15, 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. Oak Hill Hospital an nounces that it is partner a FREE seminar to help tobacco users quit. Tools to Quit will be held on March 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Oak Hill Hospital GME Conference Center, Room C, 11307 Cortez Boule vard, Brooksville, Florida 34613. The single-session program will provide you with the valuable tools you need to help you quit tobacco. These include: how to prepare a plan that ways to deal with crav ings, what physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope well as four FREE weeks of patches, gum or loz enges while supplies last. The program is sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 813-929-1000 to register. The program is con ducted by instructor Shee na Thompson, AA, CTTS, Treatment Specialist. For more information call Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (AHEC) toll free 877-848-6696 or locally at 813-929-1000 or visit quityourway. Tickets are now on sale for LOTs ReUnKnight ed, a delightful original musical. (Join Sir Gareth and Sir Percival, as they hilariously attempt to rid their fair Queendoms from the vile Morgana in this Original Musical of Medi eval Misadventure.) All seats are reserved. ReUnKnighted will 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. 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 crit ically low level. Blood Drive schedule on page 17. BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 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) 7997933 New England Sand/Orange Running Bond Pattern Bullnose Coping Sand Pool Coping Melt your stress and tensions away with an infrared sauna and massage at the Orange Sauna Spa By SUSANNAH QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN STAFF H eat therapies have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and go back to ancient China, Roman baths, Native American sweat lodges, Turkish baths and Finnish saunas. Its all about sweating. way of cleansing and purging our bodies of a vari ety of toxins. But, while traditional sauna methods to induce sweating involve steam, the latest health trend to detox and de-stress ourselves are infrared saunas. Not exactly a new technology, infrared heat has been used in hospitals and medical spas for decades to help premature babies, promote the care of the elderly and expedite the healing of athletic injuries. The Orange Sauna Spa, located at the junction of US19 and Cortez Boule vard, has brought infrared technology to the county, along with Swedish, Thai, Shiatsu and deep-tis ology, aromatherapy, Chinese acupuncture and Hot Stone thera py all in a soothing, stress-reducing atmosphere. Opened just one month ago, Orange Sauna Spa is beautiful ly equipped, has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere licensed. The spa has two steam rooms for male and female members. There are also two spacious A Hot New Trend Inside one of the infrared sauna rooms at the Orange Sauna Spa at Weeki Wachee. system of massage used to relieve tension and treat See SPA, Page 15


I f you have spent any time around turkey hunting, you have probably heard of wingbone callers. They are turkey calls that are made from the actual bones found in a wild turkeys wing. Historians and archae ologists say that wing bone turkey calls date back perhaps 6500 years. Native Americans made yelper calls from the three bones found in the wing of a turkey: the radius (the smallest bone), the ulna and the humerus (the biggest bone). I wonder who was the out? How do you deduce that you can take the wing bones of something you just killed and fashion them into an apparatus that you can use to call more of the same species within range? How intui tive and inventive is that? I feel a wingbone call can help stack the odds in your favor while turkey hunting. Especially by mid-way through the sea son, most gobblers have heard it all from the mass-market callers and are becoming call shy. However, few toms ever hear the realistic hen talk from a wingbone call. And Ive used my wing bone callers several times to get hesitant or hung up gobblers into range when nothing else seemed to work. Its no secret that I am a fan of the little wingbone yelpers for turkey hunting but also, Ive always been intrigued by how they played a minor role during the Revolutionary War! Known as the Swamp Fox, Francis Marion spent the war showing the British just how uncom fortable he could make their time in the Colonies with nothing but a few Like many leaders of the Revolution, Marion had spent time as a young French and Indian War and it taught Marion some important lessons. You see, the Cherokee ditional manner. When facing an overwhelming force, they used the land scape to initiate ambushes and sniper harassment. With the start of the Revolutionary War in 1776, Marion was com missioned as a captain, and led his troops in a series of defeats to the British. Eventually, Mar ion decided to try some of the tactics hed learned from the Cherokee. He raised a small force of around 50 experienced soldiers and lead them in a series of Cherokee-style ambushes on the British. Often, the signal to open Marion using three yelps on a Cherokee, wingbone turkey call. The wingbone caller Francis Marion used was a two-bone style, worn on a lanyard around his neck. He used it so often that the British learned to immediately take cover at the sound of a turkey yelping. So, after a time, Marion discarded the little wing bone yelper and fought on, earning himself a place of honor in Ameri cas history. If any of you are inter ested in learning how to make your own wingbone yelper, there are a ton of video tutorials online, or just reach out to me at and Ill teach you all you need to know. God bless and good hunting! 14 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 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. Some wingbone turkey call history GREAT OUTDOORS WEB DESIGN NEED A WEBSITE? We can create a responsive website thats especially tailored to your needs and preferences. (352) 616-1935 Learn about raising chickens at local animal rescue farm A wingbone yelper. Capt. Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox borrowed from by SARAH NACHIN HENANDO SUN STAFF Driving down congested U.S. 19 or State Road 50 you wouldn't think that Hernando County was once predominantly agriculture or that family farms and ranches still thrive amongst the concrete and neon lights of fast food restaurants and shopping centers. One such family-owned operation is Golden Rainbow Ranch on Snow Memorial Highway in Brooksville. Ali and David Baylor have owned their 10-acre ranch since 2007. Ali credits it with literally saving Da vid's life. My husband and I were school teachers in Pinellas County when David was di agnosed with a brain tumor and given fourteen months to live. We originally moved here because David was ill and we wanted to grow our own food and be as stressfree as possible. Amazingly, he is still here, Ali remarks. The Baylors are now op erating an animal rescue on their ranch. Their menagerie consists of alpacas, goats, ducks, a horse and a donkey. You can also spot dogs, a pig, a rabbit and geese on their property. Their turkey is safe from Thanksgiving dinner, but the Baylors do enjoy the fresh eggs from their numerous chickens. In fact, Ali teaches a class called Chicken Raising 101 for would-be urbanite farm ers. In the one-hour class, she covers everything from local zoning ordinances and making sure your neighbors don't complain to the proper feed to use and how to keep from predators. For people living in Spring Hill, zoning is much stricter than those who live in Brooksville or in more ru ral areas. In Spring Hill, you are limited in the number of chickens you can own, you must keep them in a coop in a fenced area so that they are not visible to your neigh bors on all sides of you and you're not allowed to have any roosters. You must also get your neighbors' permis sion. If even one says, No, then you can't have your chickens. Anyone residing in Hernando County must also purchase a permit. Ali and David have turned ecotherapy/environmental education center. They are also open to school children to learn about animals and to plant seeds in the garden they keep. Ecotherapy uses nature, animals and gardening to help people relieve stress ecotherapist, Ali explains. Besides chicken raising, Ali teaches other classes to Ali Baylor on the swing Apprenticeship Pro gram is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Pro gram. About the Florida Folklife Program: The Florida Folklife Pro gram, a component of the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources, documents and pres ents Florida's folklife, folklore and folk arts. The program coordinates a wide range of activities and projects designed to increase the awareness of Floridians and visitors alike about Florida's traditional culture. Es tablished in 1979 by the legislature to document and present Florida folk life, this program is one of the oldest state folk arts programs in the na tion. For more informa preservation/folklife. FOLKLIFE from page 6 children and adults. These include Junior Naturalist classes for home-schooled children, jewelry making, nature crafts, every Biology topic imaginable and Girl Scout badges, such as "Pets" and "Insects." The Baylors sell some of their products, including the farm-fresh, free range eggs that go for $4.00 a dozen. They also sell fertile duck eggs for eating or hatching and occasionally a chicken, rooster or goat. Leaving a comfortable, albeit stressful city life, can be a big adjustment. Ali and David have learned a lot and gained a lot of satisfaction. The peace and learning how to be 'present.' The beauty. Knowing we are helping people learn how to calm themselves using nature. Spending the day outside, taking care of plants, animals, and people is so much more satisfying than teaching 140 seventh graders a day in a building. For more information on chicken raising contact the 352-754-4433 or pick up at any local public library. Golden Rainbow Ranch by calling 352-799-5425, emailing goldenrainbow or visiting their website: http:// www.goldenrainbowranch. org/


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16 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant this week, its a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a wellearned weekend of fun with a special someone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor re-establishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family members request needs to be given more thought before you make a decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lions social life whirls at centrifugal speed this week as you go from function to function. Things slow by weeks end, giving you a chance to catch up on your chores. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont let your stand on an issue cause a rift with a colleague. Insist on both of you taking time to reassess your positions while theres still room for compromise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An opportunity youd been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your need to know whats going on behind the scenes leads you to make some bold moves. Be prepared with a full explanation of your actions if necessary. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A lot of details need tending to during the early part of the week. The pressure eases midweek, allowing you to get back to your major undertaking. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend asks you to act on their behalf in a dispute. Be careful. 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Campers in each group got acquainted over dinner and then played human foosball, did yoga or joined the drum circle On Saturday, after an early breakfast, the cabin groups rotated through several challenges like the Web, the Balance Beam, and the Wall, that seemed recreational but actually contain a thera peutic component. Each challenge required the campers to work together as a group to manage the challenge. With team work and mutual support, campers were successful. Counselors helped the campers recognize what each challenge had taught them. In the afternoon, campers expressed their emotions through art by painting and embellishing a mask, and then went swimming, or played ball or other games. After dinner on Saturday, campers had a beautiful lakeside ceremony honoring their loved ones. Parents arrived on Sunday for the closing service and awards and then toured the cabins and grounds with their children. Friendships and bonds had formed so the children who had been strangers on Friday ex changed phone numbers, embraced goodbye and promised to keep in touch as camp came to a close. Megan Bruno, Be reavement Supervisor, said, Over the past weekend, 68 dedicated HPH Hospice came to gether to provide a week end of healing, hope and fun for 86 children from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. At Camp REACH OUT, campers learned how to cope with grief, as well as how to honor the memory of their lost loved ones. several camps and be reavement and support programs throughout the year. For information, call 727-816-3647 or visit www.chaptershealth. org Camp Reach Out helps children manage grief BY JIM DAVIS SPECIAL TO THE HERNANDO SUN Last week I wrote about the importance of mow ing. This week, allow me talk about how to fertilize appropriately. Selecting the right formulation of fertilizer can help your turfgrass stay lush, green and healthy during the growing season. There are many fertilizer formula tions available for home owners. Not all are created equal. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) extension rec ommends using a fertilizer with a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of nitrogen to potassium. For example, 15-0-15 and 16-0-8 would be a 1:1 for mulation. A 20-0-10 would be a 2:1 formulation. The numbers do not have to be exact. A palm fertiliz er with a formulation of 8-2-12 would be good. However, a formulation of 32-0-5 or 20-0-0 would appropriate formulation is important for many rea a fertilizer bag is nitrogen (N). Basically, nitrogen greens your lawn and produces shoot growth. Too much nitrogen is not be a good thing. Exces sive nitrogen will stress turf and attract pests. The middle number is phos phorus (P). Phosphorus is very abundant in Florida soils. In some parts of the state, they actually mine it. Having said that, you really do not need to be too concerned with (P) in your turf fertilizer. The last number is potassium (K). Think of potassium as giving vitamins to your roots. Potassium helps root development and will help turf in times of stress, such as drought or a freeze. Now that you have selected the right formu lation, do you know if it is slow-release? UF/IFAS recommends using a fertil slow-release. Have you ever seen a turf fertilizer bag that states clearly on the front of the bag how much slow release it has in it? I rarely do. There are several terms in which you slow-release fertilizer or not. Let us look at a for mulation of 15-0-15. On back of the bag, you may notice a small box called Guaranteed Analysis. This is a breakdown of what is in the fertilizer. Look at the components that make up the total nitrogen. You are looking for a word called water-in soluble. Water-insoluble is slow-release. Therefore, nitrogen will be broken down in the guaranteed analysis box. For exam ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrogen in its formula tion. Add all of these up is half of 15, then that nitrogen in its formulation. That formulation would you do not see water-in soluble, look down at the bottom of the guaranteed analysis box and you will see a paragraph titled Derived from. If you see words like Polymer coated, then that means it is slow-release as well. A bag of 8-2-12 fertilizer coated urea in its total nitrogen would contain nitrogen. Reading and understanding fertilizer labels can be daunting and frustrating. Most people ask me if I have a favorite trade name. Truth is you really cannot go by trade names. You have to go by what is in the bag and if that fertilizer is what you need for that particular plant species. I would also highly recommend doing a soil test. Contact our local Jim Davis is the Director for UF/IFAS Sumter County and Her and a Florida Master Nat County provides solutions programs are open to all persons without regard disability, religion, or


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If any person appearing or expects that he or she might record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to The Agency does not anticipate any the adoption of this rule will (1) have an adverse impact on small increase regulatory costs in excess state within 1 year after the imple mentation of the rule. Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice. THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED FOR INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Security at: A copy of the proposed rule is online at: http://hernandocounty aspx IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF LOIS L. LAMB Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of in the Circuit Court for Hernando names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. /s/ Seymour A. Gordon Attorney for Personal Representative Secondary Email: P.O. 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Attorney for Personal Representative: Attorney for Petitioner Personal Representative: Rashawd Morrell IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF Petitioner CHRISTOPHER SEAN MORANO and Respondent THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO THE PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS RESPONDENT: legal separation against you. You must respond with a written demand delivered to the court at: and to Petitioner Name CHRISTOPHER SEAN MORANO Address 2825 Wellington Dr. 3rd Floor you have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested If you and the petitioner have minor percentage standard for child support request from the Clerk of Court. information from the Circuit Court Wis. Stats. Commissioner. (2)Upon the request of a party to an revision of judgment or order under sec. as appropriate to the action commenced: ment or order in the action. 2. The major issues usually addressed in such an action. 3. 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OPINION March 9 15, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 19 Stay married for the sake of everyone Sue Quigley can be reached DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PH.D. Traditional Realist See MAGLIO, Page 20 seen early in a marriage that should be grounds for terminating the relationship. Physical abuse, severe and long term substance addiction, adultery, mental ill ness, sexual molestation are some of the grounds for early divorce. Usually these destructive, deviant behaviors were hidden or missed before the marriage. Nevertheless, once uncovered these negative acts should be confronted with serious consequences including dissolving the marriage. Once there is a child in the marriage the options become more complex and complicated. In the American culture of the 1950s and early 1960s most citizens said couples should stay together for the sake of the children. The parents understood the psychologi cal anguish children had to endure with the breakup of the parents due to the childrens divided allegiance to each parent. The feminist liberation movement changed the narrative from the impact on the woman/mother in a relationship Feminist groups and psychological the movement directly encouraged a wife to leave the marriage. The hope and dream was that mothers would be liberated and live a more norm. There are unintended nega tive consequences to all family members from a divorce. Fathers usually had to move out of the home. The wife received a percent age of the ex husbands income depending on the competence of her lawyer. Most females did not and had to share child time with the ex. Most importantly the chil between parents, which compli cated their education and social development. The negativity from one parent about the other alien ated the children towards both. The child became more angry and disappointed with one parent than the other but this often shifted over time. The most devastating impact was that the child often turned his bitterness inward. Children are the most seriously victimized by Divorce is the death of the origi nal family although it does not end most of the problems but creates many new ones without totally solving the original ones. The exchange of children on weekends, new step parents, holidays, school events, religious events, future marriages of the children, funerals and many other unexpected issues rarely totally resolved. The wedding vow of in sick ness and in health has to be spouse but the future wellbeing of all other family members. Creating a healthy marriage takes time and through peaks and valleys until personal maturity calms them into times as well as the enjoyable ones bond the couple together. tion of rough water will exclude many future wonderful experi STU D E N T SUB M ISSIO N S By SOPHIA FRANK Grade 8 The United States has been a country for 241 years and has had 45 being George Washington. From 1776 to now, he has been venerated as a national president of the United States. Only now are we starting to question his heroicness. The question is, why? Before being unan imously elected president, George Washington was known as a leader. In the French-Indian war, Wash Then, during the American Revolution, he became the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, meaning he put his life on the line for his people twice. He was also the only president to ever have been unanimously elected. I wonder why? He stood for his people, and rather than splitting us apart like most he united the people of the United States, and that is why it is the country it is today. Recently, however, due to modern movements such as Black Lives Matter or the feminist acts, his heroicness has been questioned. Like any man in his time, he had slaves. In fact, so did British men. The British went to Africa and shipped people in boxes to their colonies where they needed slaves. Because of George Wash ington, we broke away from that country. Another current argument is that he is sexist. Discrimination against women has been prominent since before Columbus discovered North America. In fact, it was almost worldwide. Women most 150 years after Wash ington died. To me, to say that George Washington is the reason that women were discriminated against is an act of pure ignorance. Perhaps people are against Washington because he was a leader. People nowadays are followers. Standing out and being dif ferent is more about making a point than making the right one. George Washing ton stood for a cause, and like any good person he will be both venerated and criticized. He stood for his peo ple and united them. He brought everyone togeth er, however, nowadays; everything is about being split apart from the norm. To me, George Washington was indeed a national hero, and in my opinion, we need a leader like him again. By HANNA FOX Grade 7 Just recently a family was found living in a large box made of plywood in a desert in California. The parents, 51-year-old Mona Kirk and 73-yearold Daniel Panico had three children ages 11, 13 and 14. It has been said that they also had thirty to forty cats. The parents were arrested for child abuse. But was that really necessary It is apparent that the family did not have any money for a proper shelter so they made their own and the children were not properly nourished. ple settled in the United States they did not have proper food or shelter. Should we go back in time and arrest all the peo ple for not feeding their providing proper house holds for their families? These people at least tried to provide a legitimate home for themselves but ments standards. You may ask these people didnt go to the government for assistance. What if they did not want to have to owe a debt to the government? Were the children happy to leave their home? Were their parents cruel to them? you need to look at when investigating. This was not addressed in any of the articles I read. In earlier months David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin were arrested for actually shackling their 13 children to their beds. Now that is real child abuse. I think that if this family is really just people living in a wooden box in a desert then we should leave them alone and start cracking down on real child abuse. There maybe some thing that the media is not telling us like usual about these people or they are just people trying to live a quiet life in their wooden box. I know that living in a box would be a dream come true to many chil dren. L ate last year I drove to Texas to attend my grandsons graduation from Air Force basic training. We made it a dual visit, be cause my mother and brother live close by. We didnt drive to all the main attractions, but we did tour the newly refurbished museum, and it was amazing. We also ate a lot of the real fake Mexican food, which my wife will go on and on about how good it is. But I think the original TV dinner in an aluminum tray with aluminum foil cover that mom had to bake in the oven when I was a kid was better. Still, I enjoyed the food, and I loved visiting family so far away. We spent many of those few nights watching cable shows, of course, but we also gathered at the dining room table and talked. As always when Im with my mother, she had to tell the story of when I was 13 months old. We were on a ship to Japan, and everyone aboard (mainly women, I suppose) was amazed that I could walk so well. Apparently I didnt like crawling on my hands and kneesand I still dont. The next part of the story is about when I was three years old and on another ship for our trip back to the states. She had told me that we were getting on a big boat, and of course a big ship looks like a big building from the dock, at least to a 36-month-old. So after we boarded, I pointed to a lifeboat and asked her if that was it, and she thought that was so cute. While she was telling that part to my wife, my brother, and my daughter when we GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN CHURCHILL from page 1 Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/ director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at Germany and he tops the list of greatest Britons of all time. honors. He is revered worldwide devoted the front page and sever al full inside pages devoted to his memory. taken to the train crossing in our small village west of London to watch his funeral train pass through on the way to St Martins portrayal of Winston Churchill in Minister Winston Churchill in the Britains doorstep. Im glad to say he won Best not win Best Picture. Critics say this role was one of Soldier Spy. Returning to host this years Os critique. We can expect every joke and nuance of his performance weeks later. Did he make too few controversial issues? attendees giving themselves a focussing on the many worthy ac photographers who really deserve the accolades. political now that I think it is driving viewers away. Not that its unusual to use the Oscars as a platform. Its had its share of hosts and presenters over the years to spout this extent. record-low 26.5 million. e Tampa Tribunes tribute to Winston Churchill, Jan. 25, 1965 Special thanks to Judy Warnock of Ridge Manor, Hernando County, who sent an original copy of the 1965 edition of e Tampa Tribune. See CARDEGIN, Page 20


20 HERNANDO SUN March 9 15, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY We asked our readers on Facebook to come up with a caption for this photo. Heres what they came up with.... CAPTION THIS Realtor 7031 State Road 52 Bayonet Point, FL 34667 Sunset Realty Serving Hernando & Pinellas Realtor ences. People mature their life. An intimate marriage relationship is a fertile zone for strong and healthy change. The positive rewards of transform ing each member to a more spiritual level are unpredictable as to when it might occur in the relationship. Many individuals who prematurely end selves wondering what if. The other ex spouse could be thinking about their ex spouse rather than the person with whom they are currently in a relationship. They miss the good qualities while the past negative ones usually fade since they now have a more mature understanding of what took place. The dynamic of a shaky marriage is easier to understand over time as we better understand and accept our own imperfections. The positive feelings of one of the divorcees from the beginning infatuation might have remained or returned later on the part of the other. Regardless of the feelings of the ex-spouses, the chil dren are a concrete connection between them and will remain for both as they will al ways be the biological parents of the children. term marriage are lost in a divorce. Married people usually are healthier, live longer, have better sexual cial stability than in dividuals living alone. Marriage is not an easy or totally romantic one that assists each person to better under stand his or her own limits and strengths. It creates interdepen dence that merges a couple into a unit. A divorce is a paren tal decision while the fallout primarily strikes their innocent chil drens sense of security for the future. Children often feel emotionally guilty for the divorce leaving the children as the ultimate victims. Divorce is not a per manent cure all. It may give partial and tem porary relief from pain only to metastasize in each family member. This retards the full potential for reaching a life. MAGLIO from Page 19 were all sitting around the table, I wondered how many months old I was then. I used the calculator on my phone, and it turned out I was 740 months. I then wondered how old Id be when I reach 1000 months. Its 83.33 years, which will be on the 5th of June 2039. I enjoy calculating things like that. I have never understood the tradition of months. De cades ago, I heard a mother, a friend of ours, say that her four and a half year-old was 54 months. As a young dad, I told people that my kids were one, and one and a half, and two, and two and a half, and I kept that up until they turned six, which is what I told everyone until they turned seven, and so on. When I lived in Korea (South) as an early teen, I was intrigued by their perception of age. A fresh born was said to be one, because that was the year he was in. When the baby was one year old, he was two, because he was now in his second year. Its like how we count centuries: Its 2018, but were in the 21st century. I just recalculated, and I am now 744 months old. How many months are you? CARDEGIN from Page 19 Introducing our new Stihl one horse pow er chainsaw! Hah you got a lol out of me On a Stihl horse I ride By the power of Greyskull! I have the powerrrrr! I saw my dad do this, and I just had to,try it.... Cut these chains and set me free! I SHALL SET YOU FREE!!!! I'm going out on a limb for you! Is that a Saw Horse? I have the POWER! Ashley vs The Evil Dead WHAT glass ceil ing?" Ride free High ho stihler! 3,2,1 Girl Power Let that pony run Hah! Guess I showed that horse! Happy girl. Awe some Erin K Ferri: Hold my juice box... was struck by a torpedo. Amid the ensuing chaos, the four chaplains found assisting their shipmates to don life vests, eventually even giving up their own. In the end, the chaplains banded together, arm in arm, singing hymns of praise as the Dorchester sank. Thats heroism, said Rev. Swick. Dr. Sheldon Alter of Temple Beth David lit CHAPLAINS from page 1 American Legion Riders Ch. 186 and Christine Smith attend Four Chaplains ceremony Father Giuseppe Mattei of the Nativity Luther an Church introduced Chaplain Clark V. Poling as a leader of the Dutch Reformed Church a prot estant denomination which began in the Netherlands. Poling was the seventh generation of his family to be ordained in the church. Poling enlisted, and told his father, Pray for me -not for my safe return, that wouldnt be fair. Just pray that I shall do my duty and have the strength, courage and understanding just pray that I shall be ade quate. His service began on June 10, 1942. Edward Sweeney of the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church recount ed the story of Chaplain John P. Washington, who Clark V. Poling Rabbi Alexander D. Goode John P. Washington Chaplain George L. Fox a candle for Chaplain Alexander D. Goode. De scribed as a star athlete and scholar, Goode was known for his laughter and love of life. While studying to be a Rabbi, Goode joined the National Guard. The return of the body of the Unknown Soldier had a he walked thirty miles to attend the ceremony be cause he thought it showed more respect than driving or taking a bus. Goode was serving in a Synagogue in York, PA when WWII start ed. He began active duty on August 9, 1942. Reverend Greg Freeze of the First United Methodist Church told the story of Chaplain George L. Fox, who was the oldest of the four. Fox began his service in the Army in 1917, and earned a Silver Star, Croix De Guerre and a Purple Heart. Fox was a successful accountant and family man from Vermont who was ordained as a Methodist minister before WWII. When the war started, he said to his wife, Ive got to go they need me. Foxs service began August 8, 1942. grew up poor, scrappy and determined in the toughest section of Newark, NJ. Washington, who was bless ed with a sunny disposition and beautiful singing voice, was one of nine children born to Irish immigrants. and was the leader of a gang when he was called to the priesthood. Washington was playing ball with children in his par rish and organizing sports teams when the war broke out. He began active duty on May 9, 1942. It is said that his wonderful voice, raised in song and prayer to comfort those around him, could be heard until his Tony Graham of the Hernando County Veterans services lit a candle for the other 672 servicemen who perished that day. There were 230 survivors of the tragedy who lived to tell the story of the brave chap lains who gave all for their fellow man. Donations will be sent to Four Chaplains Memorial John P. Washington