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Thomas, a Vietnam veteran and resident of the community, conceived the idea from a con versation he had with a neighbor one evening last February and brought the idea before the High Point Board of Directors. Everyone fell in love with it [the idea of a veterans' memori al] and supported us, Thomas stated. After that, Ron Keiper and he formed a committee and got members of the Social Club, Art Club and other residents on board with the plan. The next step was getting local businesses to assist in various ways. 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Though some solemn events were part of its past, a light-hearted spirit will mark Juda isms ritual meal of the Seder this Saturday night launching Pass over, a week-long cele bration of the freeing of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. Symbolic foods eat en at appropriate references during the COLUMN Adon Taft 14 Aerial view of the MemorialCourtesy of High Point Brooksville Legends Clinic: youth receive guidance from the greats See LEGENDS, Page 11 W hen playing base ball, whether for the life, young individ uals are taught the basics of the game: how to swing bases. The same goes for historic Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooks ville, which has been a staple of our communitys athletics, recreational or competitive at the interscholastic level. And on a crisp Sunday afternoon, the park would write another chapter in its legacy. Led by eight former Major League Baseball players, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association 100 local youth players in the Tampa Bay area. Of the eight legends that participated, nearly half have some form of ties to the area, whether it be local products of Hernando County itself or former greats who spent parts of their careers in Florida-based by JOE CARLINO Photos by ALICE MARY HERDEN By JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF In 2016, the Florida Legislature passed the Florida Springs Protection Act. The act called for the creation of Basin Management Action Plans for major springshed systems in the state. Each BMAP is created by the Florida Department of Environmental Protec tion with input from local governments. The purpose of the BMAP is to create a roadmap for Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL pollutant reduction. The main pollutant of concern for the Weeki Wachee Springshed is nitrates and one of the major sources they found to contribute to groundwater nitrates is septic systems. Draft Weeki WacheeBasin Management Action Plan (BMAP), December 2017 Page 11of 102Figure ES-1. Weeki WacheeBMAP, springshed,and PFA boundariesNitrogen Source Identification, Required Reductions, and Options To Achieve ReductionsDEP set nitrate water quality restoration targets of 0.28 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for Weeki Wachee Spring and Weeki Wachee Riverthrough adoption of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs)in 2014. DEP set nitrate water quality restoration targets of 0.23 mg/L for Magnolia-Aripeka Springs Group; Wilderness-Mud-Salt Springs Group; and Jenkins Creek Springthrough adoption of TMDLs in 2016.Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDSor septic systems; the terms are used interchangeably throughout this document) represent 30% of the nitrogen loading to groundwater, agriculture 27 %, and urban turfgrass fertilizer(UTF)22% of the total loadingto groundwaterbased on DEP's analysis conducted using the Nitrogen Source Inventory Loading Tool (NSILT). Map showing the coverage area of the Weeki Wachee Basin Management Action Plan in yellow. Hernando High's Bronson Arroyo recently retired from the Cincinnati Reds participated in the Legends for Youth Clinic at Tom Varn Park on Sunday. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
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Local stores that sell the paper include Toyodoc, Deli World, Express Oil, AMA Mart, Des Champs, Lake Lindsey Mall. Please call us at (352) 238-5454 if you are a business interested in selling the Hernando County penalized by state for sewage overow during Irma By MATT VANDENBURGH HERNANDO SUN STAFF On Thursday, March 22, Central High School in Brooksville received their sixth bomb threat in four days. It came to an end when the Hernando County tral High students, a 17-year-old female, on Friday, March 23. the charges against her as follows: Mizella Robinson, B/F DOB/12-272000, was arrested on 6 counts of False Report of a Bomb, 6 counts Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device, 5 counts of Misuse of E-911 and 6 counts of Disruption of a School Function. Starting Monday, March 19, the stu dents and faculty of Central High School have been harassed with the bomb threats, forcing the evacuation of the school and disrupting what normally is a stable learning environment. Each threat turned out to be nothing more than a hoax, with the Hernando dangerous on campus after each thor ough search. It was initially reported that there were called in just four minutes apart on Monday, at 12:43 p.m. and 12:47 p.m. The third was called in on Tuesday at 7:42 a.m. with two more following on Wednesday, at 7:29 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. on Thursday at 7:25 a.m. These calls have resulted in multiple counts on multiple charges for the girl. These include the false report of a bomb, the unlawful use of a two-way commu nications device, the misuse of E-911 and the disruption of a school function. while discussing the possible reasons behind the calls, noted that it was still too early to speculate as the arrest had just happened shortly before the press conference announcing it. I think students, unfortunately, dont always think about the practical conse quences of their actions. Im sure that this individual, right now, is regretting that everyone realized the severity of the situation, noting how this can be a teach ing moment for anyone thinking the threats were anything less than criminal. Students need to learn from this, we will track them down, were good at When asked about possible school based punishments, Dr. Lori Romano, Superintendent for Hernando Schools has already been arrested. There are very serious consequences and we will follow the law and apply those consequences to the utmost de gree, said Dr. Romano. She was also intent on making sure everyone know that safety was at the top of her and every school district employ ees mind, making sure that the schools in Hernando County are some of the safest around. It has been a trying week for the suspicious package left in a newspaper dispenser by the Twistee Treat near 50 taking preventative measures and having members of the Citrus County Bomb Squad come in to investigate the item after an alert county bus driver noticed it. Thankfully, the package was harmless and there was no threat to the public. That package was left by 50-year-old Bradley Alan Tirrell, and is not believed to be connected to the Central High School threats in any way. After a harrowing weekon Tuesday March 27, the school district still on high alert, placed a lockdown on Explor er K-8 due to an unknown individual near or on-campus. Aer harrowing week, bomb threat caller in custody The Weeki Wachee BMAP is being estab lished and our local governments have already begun and completed projects on the prelim inary BMAP. Kevin Coyne with the FDEP estimates that the Wee ki Wachee BMAP will be complete by June as the July deadline for all BMAP adoptions is fast approaching. The following statement appears on FDEP website: These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders they rely on local input and lo cal commitment and they are adopted by Secretarial Order to be enforceable. The Hernando Sun has reached out to the FDEP in regards to what ly refers to. If projects listed on the BMAP must be completed, then who is penalized and what penalties are incurred, if the projects are not com pleted? One of the projects list ed on the BMAP for the Weeki Wachee Springshed is the $240,000 Septic to Sewer conversion studywhich has been complet ed. The study by Coastal Engineering, looks at the feasibility of converting 32,000 properties in the Weeki Wachee Springshed from septic to sewer in 19 districts (A-S). The total price of doing so, is estimated around $700 million. District A and B septic to sewer conversions from the conversion study have made it onto the prelim inary BMAP. Districts A and B are located just north of Weeki Wachee Springs. The price for completing both con versions is $48 million. There are 900 septic systems to convert in District A and 1,310 septic systems to convert in District B. It looks like the county could be vested $5 million er conversions for District A. District A Phase 1 of septic to sewer conversion was on the Application for Southwest Florida Water Management District Cooperative Funding Initiative and Priority Ranking Letter for 2019. The BOCC approved that in Sept. 2017if funding is available they will match the cost with the Southwest Florida Water Management District ($5 million match). Phase 2 is projected to cost another $10 million. Phase 1 and 2 of District B conver sions are projected to cost $14 million each. The FDEP is utilizing and Loading Estimates in the BMAP development process to identify source categories and areas where nitrogen source be focused to achieve the water quality for Weeki Wachee Spring and Weeki Wachee River. They have found that Livestock waste is the main source of total nitro gen onto the land surface at 24% followed by farm fertilizer (22 %), atmo spheric deposition (21 %), urban turfgrass fertilizer (15 %), septic systems (12 %), sports turfgrass fer tilizer (4 %) and WWTFs (1 %). However, their studies found that the high est estimated nitrogen loads in the groundwa ter contributing area to Weeki Wachee Spring are from septic systems (30 %), followed by urban turfgrass fertilizer (22 %) and farm fertilizers (17 %). Sources contributing smaller amounts of nitro gen include atmospheric deposition (10 %), live stock waste (10 %), sport turfgrass fertilizer (6 %), and WWTFs (5 %). in source percentages between land surface and groundwater, FDEP remarks, Although the overall nitrogen load applied to land surface is reduced by natural processes, the percent contribution from septic tanks reaching the ground water surface is higher when compared to land surface percentages due to the lesser natural treat ment attributes of onsite systems. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia has expressed concern SEWER about the septic to sewer conversions. I have a number of concerns with the law, especially in regards to the implementation, the cost to comply, and the lack the law is based on. This billion dollar mandate with no dedicated funding source to pay for it. My fear is it will fall on the backs of unsuspecting homeowners in the form of huge tax increases. Its Government Gone Wild for better outcomes for Hernando County resi dents., commented Rep. Ingoglia. He questions the sci ence behind the TMDL reduction requirements, explaining, There was a study done by the Univer sity of Florida (IFAS) in conjunction with the St. Johns Water Management District within the past couple of months. Basi cally, their conclusion was to blame for the higher concentration of nitrate levels in the springs. And, while still recognizing that nitrates are a pollutant and that reducing nitrate delivery would show a reduction of nitrates would restore the springs and springs water clarity and quality. The science is simply inconclusive. The following septic to sewer conversion projects are listed on the BMAP for the City of Brooksville: Connect approximately 75 septic systems to cen tral sewer systemplanned for 2019with cost esti mate of $1.4 million and funding source of City/ DEP. Connect approximate ly 300 septic systems to central sewer system planned for 2027estimat ed cost of $6 million and funding source of City/ DEP/Other. A Pine Island Park Sep tic to Sewer conversion of 90 septics is planned for 2018with an estimated cost of $2.1 million to be funded by the county and DEP. The BMAP contains many other methods of reducing the nitrate load of groundwaterincluding street sweeping, public drainage retention areas with biosorption activated media, stormwater pond construction to treat run water project for Timber Pines, demolishing the Berkeley Manor Water Treatment Facility and rerouting to the Airport Wastewater Treatment Facility to achieve better nitrogen removal, Decom missioning the Spring Hill Map of District A by Coastal EngineeringNorth of 50 and West of 19. By JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The state of Florida issued Hernando Coun ty Utility Department a violation for sewage In a letter to Chairman Champion and the Board of County Commissioners, Mary Year gan the Florida Department of Environmental Protection District Director explains that their gallons of untreated wastewater into the Gulf of Mexico, which then entered into a wetland area. The FDEP gave the county the option of completing an in-kind project valued a 1.5 times the civil penalty amount. The in-kind project must be approved by the FDEP and must be an environmental enhancement, res toration, or a capital facility improvement proj ect. They also note that they would consider a donation of environmentally sensitive lands. The Hernando County Utilities Department elected to complete an in-kind project rather than paying the penalty.
March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS Brooksville Council Meeting Monday, April 02, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS City of Brooksville Water Tower Bid Opening Friday, April 06, 2018, 3:00PM 4:00PM Bid CD2018-01 Opening Potential Council Work shop Monday, April 09, 2018, 5:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Planning and Zoning Com mission Regular Meeting 4/9/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks ville, FL 34601 Board Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 5:30PM; Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL JO SEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Board of County Commis sioners Regular Meeting 4/10/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks ville, FL 34601 School Board Mtgs April 10 11AM Informal 2PM Workshop 6PM Regular 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Brooksville Planning & Zoning Commission Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 5:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS HC Fine Arts Council Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions made by the State Attorneys Office or the outcome of criminal trials. FLORIDA MAN GONZALEZ, ANGEL LUIS YOB: 1997 CHARGES: POSS OF MARI JUANA Arrested on 03/24/2018 16:04 XXXXX NORVELL RD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 3/24/2018 at 1446 hours, I responded to a verbal disturbance at the residence located at XXXX Norvell Road, Spring Hill Florida, in Hernando County. Upon my arrival, I made contact with the defendant, Angel Gonzalez, in the driveway of the aforemen tioned address. I then detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the defendant's person. I then asked the defendant if I could conduct a search of his person. The defendant then gave permission to search his person. Upon the search of the defendants person, what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette was found resting on top of the defendant's left ear. The defendant stated, Oh sh#t, my blunt. The defendant was then placed into custody. The green leafy substance that was in using Narco Test Kit 7608, which tested positive for THC. The substance was photo graphed and the media card was placed into evidence. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defen dant was issued a court date of 4/11/2018 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom B at the Hernando County Courthouse. The defendant was issued a Defendant stated he had he also had Meth BROWN, JONATHAN DANIEL CHRISTOPH YOB: 1991 TATTOO: TRIBAL-TURTLE CHARGES: POSS OF MARIJUANA, POSS OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSS OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION DRUG PARA PHERNALIA, DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF Arrested on 03/24/2018 03:00 NEWHOPE RD & HOLIDAY DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 3/24/18, with Jonathan Brown, the conducted on Newhope Rd and Holiday Dr for having no tag lights illuminating the de fendants 2010, silver, Dodge Avenger R/T, bearing the North Carolina tag DMN-6173. Upon making contact with the to detect a strong odor of what appeared to smell like marijua na emitting from the vehicle. The defendant, along with Krysta Penney (passenger) and Christopher Kruft (passen ger), were removed from the vehicle and detained. The defendant stated he had weed in his backpack lo cated behind the drivers seat. A search of the defendants backpack revealed a glass jar containing a total amount of 21.5 grams of a green leafy positive for THC. A vehicle search yielded a black sweatshirt on the on the fendants feet. The sweatshirt contained a red, rubber, tube which had seven, small, clear bags, three of which contained white, rock like substances Methamphetamine. The black sweatshirt located by defendants feet also con tained three metal grinders that contained small amounts of a green leafy substance that also tested positive for THC. The vehicle search also yielded a clear plastic bag containing a white, rock like positive for Methamphetamine, which was located in the cen ter console of the vehicle. The defendant also stated that he did not know who the clear plastic bag containing the white, rock like substance belonged to. A search of the defendants ve hicle trunk also yielded a long glass tube with green leafy substance residue throughout the glass tube." Intersection Digging in the Grass KOZAK, TSUNEYA YOB: 1966 TATTOO: TATTOO UP & DOWN L/ARM JAPENESE ART CHARGES: BATTERY ON LEO/OTHER OFFICER, RESIST OFFICER WITH VIO LENCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION DRUG PAR APHERNALIA, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Arrested on 03/24/2018 19:30 COBBLESTONE DR & HOLI DAY DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/24/2018 while on routine patrol in the area of Cobble stone Drive and Holiday Drive I located the defendant sitting at the corner of this intersection digging in the grass. A consen sual encounter was conducted and I asked the defendant why he was digging a hole into the grass with his hands, the de fendant stated he was looking for his mothers earrings. While talking to the defen dant he kept making furtive movements with his right hand towards his right pocket as if he was guarding something. I then observed a bulge in the right pocket which I was concerned was some type of weapon, I then asked the defendant if he had any weapons or drugs on him and the defendant replied no. I then asked the defendant if I can pat him down just to make sure he didnt have any weapons or drugs on him, the defendant then stated sure go ahead. I then placed the defendants hands on top of his head and began to pat the defendant down. While patting the right pocket I felt an object that based on my training and experience was the same size and shape of a reusable pill container commonly used to transport prescription medica tion and narcotics. I then asked the defendant what was in his right pocket, and the defen dant screamed nothing then elbowed me and turned around and pushed me in the chest. The defendant then attempted to run away. I then yelled stop multiple times and attempted to arrest the defendant, the defendant was then taken down to the ground to arrest the defendant. The defendant kept pushing me in my chest and at one point punched the left side of my face knocking my glasses to punch me but kept missing. During the struggle the de fendant knocked my portable prevented me from radioing in for back up. The defendant also broke a Hernando County pin which was on my left collar, is now unusable. All of the defendants property was scattered on the ground which came out of his pockets during the physical struggle to place him under arrest. I locat ed a silver metal pill container with 2 blue pills on the ground, the 2 blue pills had the marking of E64 on them, a check in pills as Clonazepam which is a schedule 2 drug. I also didnt locate a prescription on the defendant." PARKINSON, JASMYN L YOB: 1986 TATTOOS BOTH CALVES Arrested on 03/24/2018 20:52 HOLIDAY DR & PINEHURST DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/24/2018 while on proactive patrol in the area of Spring Hill Drive and Cobblestone Drive in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida, I observed a maroon Ford Taurus bearing Florida tag JENV42 to be travelling westbound on Spring Hill Drive. Upon further examina tion of the vehicle, I observed the vehicles taillights to be inoperable and not emitting conducted on the vehicle at the intersection of Pinehurst Drive and Holiday Drive in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida. Contact was made with the driver and defendant, Jasmyn Parkinson. When asked for her drivers license, the defendant handed me her Florida Identi going to be honest, my license is suspended. A drivers license check was conducted via the ELVIS system which showed the defendant to hold a suspended Class E drivers license from Florida, with a suspension date of 02/10/2014. A search incident to arrest was conducted on the vehicle to which I located a small brown cigar shaped object in the ashtray near the drivers with a green leafy substance which appeared consistent with marijuana. A presumptive the substance using NarcoTest 7609 which turned red, indi cating the substance positive for THC. The marijuana was weighed using OHAUS scale C305-S, serial number 47871, to be .8 grams. The defendant advised to me that her purse, a black in col ored medium sized handbag, was located in the backseat just behind the drivers seat. In the purse I located a white straw with red and yellow lines inside which had a residue amount of a white substance. conducted on that substance using NarcoTest 7623 which turned blue, indicating the substance to be positive for Methamphetamine. Also in the same purse I lo cated a red and blue Confed erate Flag metallic knuckles with a blade inside, which was inside of a zipper pocket of the purse in a concealed manner. A criminal history check of the defendant was conducted which showed the defendant to have been convicted of felony Grand Theft on 01/16/2016 in Hernando County. A check of the Clemency Board showed that the defendant never had her civil rights restored. The defendant was then placed under arrest and trans ported to the Hernando County Jail without incident where she bond per the bond schedule. The defendant was issued a court date of 04/17/2018 in courtroom D of the Hernando County Courthouse at 0900 hours." HORNER, TERRY LAW RENCE Jr YOB: 1981 TATTOO: RELIGIOUS THEME FULL BACK TATTOO CHARGES: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUB STANCE, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested on 03/25/2018 02:05 XXXX OSTROM WAY, WEEKI WACHEE Arrest Summary: "On 03-252018 I responded to the resi dence located at xxxx Ostrom Way in reference to a trespass. Upon my arrival, contact was made with the defendant, Terry Horner, and the co-defendant, Chad Horner. While informing the defendant that he was being trespassed from the property, I observed him to continuously reach his hand into the left pocket of the hoodie he was wearing and act as if he was trying to move something from my view. At that time, the defendant was asked if he had any weapons or illegal substances on his person, to which he replied, yeah I have a little something. I then requested to complete a search of the defendant, which he consented to advising, I do have some needles in my pocket. A search of the defen dant revealed three hypoder mic needles in the left pocket of his hoodie and a gold metal pill container in the hoodie's right pocket, which contained four white rectangular pills which contained the imprint X AN X 2. A check of Drugs. com revealed the pills to be 2mg Xanax, which Drugs.com showed as being a schedule 4 controlled substance. The pills weighed a total amount of 1.3 grams, which were weighed on an OHAUS scale model number C305-P serial number 23392, at the jail. The defendant was then transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident and charged with one count possession of a controlled substance and one count possession of paraphernalia. The defendant was held on a and given a court date of 04-23-2018 at 0830 hours in Courtroom E." the Window Leads to Mari MORTON, SEAN ANTHONY EUGENE YOB: 1994 CHARGES: POSS OF CO CAINE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO SELL, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested on 03/25/2018 01:45 MARINER BLVD & DETROIT ST, SPRING HILL stop was conducted on a white 2007 GMC van bearing the Florida tag of GQJN53 that failed to stop for a stop sign when turning south onto Mariner Boulevard from Bali Lane. Contact was made with the defendant who was driving the vehicle and there were no passengers. A strong odor of Marijuana was detected emit ting from the open drivers side window. The defendant was not cooperative and denied having any marijuana in the vehicle. Upon search of the vehicle a clear plastic cylinder container was located on the senger seat that contained the above marijuana and cocaine. The defendant continued to be uncooperative and denied possession of the above substances. The defendant was then arrested accordingly and transported to Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant was charged with possession of cocaine The defendant was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and held on dant was charged with posses sion of drug paraphernalia and defendant was given a court date of 04/23/2018 at 0830 hours in courtroom E." While They were Being SEON, BRANDON HOWARD MATTHEW YOB: 1992 TATTOO: SKEON CHARGES: FEL DOM BATT STRANGULATION, DOMES TIC BATTERY Arrested on 03/25/2018 06:02 75 BROAD ST, BROOKS VILLE Arrest Summary: "On 3/25/2018 at approximately 0530 hours I responded to xxxx Jackson Ave., Brooksville, FL 34604 in reference to a Domestic Battery. The victim, Klarisa and her three years, Brandon Howard Matthew Seon, the defendant got into a verbal argument which turned physical. Klarisa and the defendant were being intimate when the defen dant got a call from his other girlfriend. Klarisa is aware of this other woman and became upset when the defendant stopped to talk to his other girlfriend. Klarisa asked for the phone. The defendant became angry and pushed Klarisa and punched her in the face. Klar isa was able to get away from the defendant and run towards the living room. The defendant followed Klarisa and grabbed her and put her in a choke hold and began to squeeze with his arm. Klarisa never lost consciousness. While the defendant was squeezing her neck, Klarisa advised she defendants nose and pulled The defendant released her, gathered his things, and left as soon as Klarisa advised she was calling Law Enoforcement. Shortly thereafter, the defen dant texted Klarisa, Should of killed u bitxh. Contact was made with the defendant at the Speedway at 75 Broad St., Brooksville FL 34604. Post Miranda, the defendant stated he and Klarisa were being intimate when Klarisa became angry with him about sleeping with other women. He advised he never hit Klarisa, nor did he send her any threaten ing messages, despite the message being sent from his number. The defendant stated he simply pushed past Klarisa to leave and at some point she scratched his face. injuries such as redness and bruising on the right side of her face and redness on her neck. The defendant had a small scratch on the left side of his nose. The investigation determined the defendant, Brandon Seon, to be the primary aggressor and he was placed under arrest. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident and charged on one count of Domestic Battery (No Bond due to the charges being domestic in nature.) and one count of Do mestic Battery by Strangulation (No bond due to the charges being domestic in nature). The defendant was given a court date of 04/23/2018 at 0830 hours in Courtroom E." Im going to be real with you, I aint got a license. FRANCOLINO, JOHN PAUL YOB: 1979 TATTOO: WOLF Arrested on 03/25/2018 12:20 COUNTY LINE RD & PARIS AVE, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 3/25/2018 at 1202 hours, I observed a silver in color 2003 Honda Civic bearing Florida tag EIIT74, traveling west bound on Countyline Road. I conducted a license plate query using DAVID, which revealed a white female to be the owner of the vehicle. I observed a white male, the defendant, being the driver of said vehicle. I then entered the tag in ACISS, which revealed the defendant to be associated with said vehicle. I then conducted a query in DAVID, using the defendants driver license number that was provided in ACISS. The query revealed the defendant to be currently having a suspended Florida Driver license. I then pulled alongside of the vehicle and observed the male driver matching the photograph from the query. I activated my emergency stop in the area of County Line Road and Paris Avenue. Contact was made with the driver, the defendant. Upon asking the defendant for his driver license, the defendant stated, Im going to be real with you, I aint got a license. The defendant advised that his license has been suspended for a long time because he to reinstate his driver license. The defendant was asked to exit the vehicle and was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. A system records check revealed that the defendants driver license was suspended on 12/04/2003 for failure to pay The defendant has previously been found guilty of Driving While License Suspended on four other occasions (9/17/2015, 5/12/2014, 9/08/2006 and 6/15/20015). The defendant was issued a court date of 4/23/2018 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom E, at the Hernando County Courthouse. The defendant was issued a Sitting on the Front Porch of NELSON, ROXANE D YOB: 1959 SCARS: MISSING RT LITTLE AND RING FINGER CHARGES: TRESPASS IN STRUCTURE/CONVEY Arrested on 03/25/2018 20:46 XXXXX WILDWOOD DR, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "On 3/25/18 at 2038 hours, a call was received stating that Roxane Nelson, the defendant, was at the property of 20107 Wild wood Dr. and she has been trespassed from the property already. Upon my arrival at the above address, I noticed that the defendant was sitting on the front porch. The property is completely fenced and has a front gate that was closed with a chain. I recognized the defendant as I was the deputy that issued the Trespass Warn ing on her on 2/24/18, case #2018-05992. I called the defendant out to the fence and had her step outside of the gate. Upon making contact with her, I de computer that there was still an active Trespass Warning for this property on said defen dant. I made contact with the Aman da Hampton, who advised she did not invite the defendant to the property and still wants the Trespass order against the defendant. Based on the aforementioned information, probable cause did exist for the defendant for Trespass to structure or con veyance after warning. Bond: Man owes $500K in child support; disappears on paddleboard FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Police in Florida are looking for a 52-year-old man who hasn't been seen since he went paddleboard ing in the Atlantic Ocean a week ago. Fort Lauderdale police tell the Miami Herald that Constantine George Theoharis was due in court later that day March 20 to speak on charges of not paying over a half-million dollars in child support. But he didn't show up for court, or for work as a commercial real estate agent. The judge rescheduled his hearing for March 27, but he didn't show then either. His wallet and passport were left in his home. Family members tell police they've grown increasingly concerned. Theoharis has been divorced since 2008. His two daughters.
By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Yann Milcendau, owner of the Hernando Beach Motel located at 4291 Shoal Line Blvd, is planning to build a new hotel on the current property, expected to be a multi-level building with a rooftop-accessi ble area. In order to go forward with the project, Milcendau has applied for two variances, one regarding the land foot print and the second, the building height. The current setback from Sterling Marina is at twenty feet, and Milcendau is requesting a ten-foot variance to allow for building space. Current Hernando County Building Code sets the maximum building height at 45 feet, and a vari ance is sought to allow for a 54-foot building height. The building height increase will allow for roof access for the elevator shaft and two stairway towers. The additional height for the elevator shafts will allow for a better aesthetic when viewed from the road, having rather than a single-height box. current code has been updated to ensure better architectural design and features for road-facing structures, rather than a The reduction in land setback from 20 feet to 10 feet impacts the Sterling Marina, whose owner, Milcendau states, has no objection. Milcendau said of the anticipated design, The roof is very important to us, because Hernando Beach is famous for their sunsets. He said that the rooftop access was intended to be open to the public for the sole purpose of quiet enjoy ment of the sunset that they may not otherwise be able to see. According to Mil cendau, there are no plans for a bar or music for the rooftop sitting area. Public concerns of inclusion of a bar and music has never been the plan for the hotel. Such concerns stem from that 4 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30April 5, 2018 LOCAL & STATE HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! Variances approved for Hernando Beach Hotel SUBSCRIBE TO HERNANDO SUN! 52 issues for $28.60 or 26 issues for $16.90 Make checks payable to: Hernando Sun Publications. Fill out this form and mail with your check to: Hernando Sun Publications; P.O. 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The Hernando Sun is a member of the 501c3 Florida Press Educational Services, whereby allowing supporters of our program to make tax deductible charitable donations. If you would like to support our Newspapers below and send with your donation to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 The Hernando Sun Name of Person who recommended The Hernando Sun to you, or where did BROOKSVILLE, FL The City of Brooks ville announces the appointment of Paul Sireci as Interim Police Chief. Interim Chief Sireci will assume the duties of Interim Chief at the close of business on March 27, 2018. Interim Chief Sireci takes over for 27, 2018. Interim Sireci has had a long career in law enforcement rising to a Captain level with the City of Naples, FL after a 22 year ca reer; Chief of Public Safety for the Memphis International Airport, and Director of Public Safety and Security for the Tampa Interna tional Airport. Interim Chief Sireci will remain with the (Submitted by The City of Brooksville) City of Brooksville appoints Paul Sireci Interim Police Chief style of hotel on Clear water Beach, however, Milcendau said, They for those hotels, I have 1.1 acre. Milcendau also lives in a unit in the existing hotel. Its all we have. We have to be quiet. The majority of resi dents disapprove of the variance, most of them stating that variances are reserved for cases of hardship. Hernando Beach Resident Joseph Ryan, who is an attorney, read from a prepared statement that included, Often there is some in herent characteristic of a property that prevents its owner from enjoying the that other owners who are similarly situated enjoy. The law contemplates variances ... in order to give fairness and equity. At the same time, the law does not allow the vari ance to give the applicant not available to other owners similarly situat ed. Ryan concluded that the variance applied for is not within the parameters of a hardship. Margot McConnell of Hernando Beach was the variances. Regarding the dissenting opinions, Mc Connell said, I believe the intention (of those op posed) is to kill the entire project. She went on to say that Hernando Beach is growing, and called the new hotel an attractive addition. Considering the rooftop usage, and I think we sometimes over-exaggerate the use Shoal Line has to develop. Were going to develop on an attractive basis, or an industrial, parking and storage ba sis. McConnell believes her property values will rise with the expansion of the motel. Realtor John McRae re members Hernando Beach beginning development nity. However, as with any community, you need support for commercial property. McRae, who worked with an early developer of Shoal Line Boulevard said, These lots were basically designed too small to sup port much of anything. McRae also spoke to the convenience of having the motel available to his out-of-town guests, but having only six rooms, some were forced to Spring Hill. Having a nice hotel would be a great asset for Hernando Beach. County Attorney Garth Coller read the variance law aloud, stating in part, The governing body may prescribe appropriate con ditions and safeguards, in conformity with the land development regula tions. Violations of such conditions and safeguards when made a part of the terms under which the variance is granted shall be deemed a violation of the ordinance. Coller recommended approval of the variances. olson stated that the pleasure of the board is to have no public access, no entertainment or music, or weddings. It follows that large gatherings such as conventions would also not be permitted. Milcendau responded, I would rather have the restrictions ... than to not have the variances If you want to restrict it, and leave the hotel pretty, that would be great. Commissioner John Allocco, said he loves the design, but also sees a problem with hardship not being a point if granting the variance. Attorney Coller addressed the issue, Obviously you treat variances very seriously, and you dont allow them for self-created hardships, but its a balancing act; the variances are there essen tially to provide lubricant between two opposing forces, one being the gen eral prohibition of exceed ing any of these thresholds, and the other to protect the Judge orders state to pay ASAP in citrus canker lawsuit FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) A Florida judge is ordering the state agricultural department to immediately pay res idents their share from a class-action lawsuit moved their citrus trees. Lee Circuit Judge Keith Kyle's ruling Tuesday follows a saga in which the state destroyed near ly 34,000 residential trees under the failed citrus canker eradication program in 2000. County households are years ago. A spokeswoman for the agriculture department they're reviewing the ruling. On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott approved a new state budget that in cludes more than $52 million to pay home owners in Broward and Palm Beach counties whose trees were re moved. The state or dered the destruction of even healthy citrus trees within 1,900 feet (580 meters) of an infected tree. ___ Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) www.news-press.com public. Coller described a general public and a latter being the nearby residents. If (the BOCC) feel the variance, if done for the right reasons -in this case, the aesthetic -the board can take that into account for the good of the people, and not the The two variances were voted upon separately, with Allocco motioning to approve the setback to 10 feet, which was seconded comb. The motion passed unanimously. On the building height variance with access restrictions, Commissioner Wayne Dukes moved to approve, which was seconded by comb. The motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Alloco voting nay. Above: Hernando Beach Hotel conceptual rendering. Below: The Hotel elevation Both submitted to County by applicant
March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE EDUCATION rf No need to wait! Online scheduling is now available with select providers at r. Or, call fntt for an appointment. ntbn tbn bn bttfBayfront Health Medical Group is expanding to meet our communitys growing needs. We now provide primary care, gynecology, general surgery, internal medicine and sports medicine, as well as lab and diagnostic services. Same-day appointments are often available. b 8425 Northcliffe Blvd. 11329 Cortez Blvd. (formerly ) 11175 County Line Rd. r 14751 State Road 52, Suite A105 101141_BAHB_BHMGonlineB_10_625x9_88c.indd 1 3/23/18 4:22 PM e Powell Middle School Advanced Girls Choir recently traveled to Gatlinburg, TN from March 21-25. ey performed at the front gates of Dollywood for the park open ing. ey also visited the University of Tennessee music facilities and partici pated in a clinic with Tennessee choral professor Dr. Jaclyn Johnson. e girls had a wonderful time visiting the Smoky Mountains, many for the rst time. e girls choir performs regularly around Hernando county and at school district functions. ey also perform annually at Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and at "Christmas in Spring Hill" at First United Methodist Church. e girls choir received a rating of SUPERIOR this year at their music performance assessment by the Florida Vocal Association. is is the 13th straight year they've received a rating of SUPERIOR from the panel of 4 judges. e choir is directed by David Pletincks who has been at Powell Middle for 16 years. SERVING HERNANDO COUNTY FOR OVER 20 YEARS (352) 600-8998 PERSONAL INJURY HOTLINE: 352-666-7777ESTATE PLANNING Wills/Trusts Durable Power of Attorneys Health Care Surrogates Living WillsPROBATE PERSONAL INJURY Car Accident Motorcycle Accident Slip & FallFREE CONSULTATION 13343 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613 (conveniently located on Cortez Boulevard across from Sams Club)BOMHOFF LAW FIRM Honor Society coastal cleanup BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Weeki Wachee High has begun a cleanup project that focuses on coastal areas in the county. More than 50 students, teachers and area residents showed up Satur day, March 24, 2018 to re move trash and debris from near the roadway of Shoal Line Boulevard near Linda Pedersen Park and Rogers Park. Theyve recently cleaned up Pine Island and have future plans for the Weeki Wachee Preserve and the Weeki Wachee River. The ongoing project is led by Victoria Goldner, Wright, who coordinates communications within the group and outside agencies. County Commissioner Wayne Dukes stopped by to chat with the students knowledge of the area his tory with the students and attendees. Dukes mentioned tion resident of Hernando County. Shortly after the students and others made their way to the shoulders of Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando (HCSO) Deputies led by Colonel Michael Maurer were called to enforce kids seemed to be ignored by motorists. In addition to beautifying the area, Marine Biology teacher T.J. Jordan used the having his students identify impacts wildlife. Marine Biology is a dual-enroll ment class at WWHS, where students receive college credit through Pas co-Hernando State College (PHSC). Susann Braden, a sev enth-generation Hernando County resident teaches Earth Science, and several of her students were part of the group. Ms. Braden along with several oth er WWHS teachers and according to prepared plans, and also provided lunch at the end of the day.
By LESLIE STEIN HERNAND SUN STAFF A proposed ordinance amending animal control regulation in regard to public nuisances created by vicious dogs was presented to the Board of County Commissioners by animal services manager James Terry, on February 13, 2018. On March 27, 2018 the following changes to the Hernando County Code Chapter 6 regarding Flor idas dangerous dog law were proposed and were included in the agenda at the Board of County Com missioners regular meeting. Commissioners voted to accept these changes. Raise the maximum by eliminating classes of violations. Meaning eliminating dangerous vs vicious dogs in subcategory $1,000.00, with a a repeat violation up to $5,000.00 and an irreversible violation up to $15,000.00. The proposed ordinance would enact regulations for aggressive dogs that have previously attacked other animals or threatened humans, but did not meet tions of a dangerous dog. The Florida Statutes of a as one that has more than once severely injured or killed a domestic animal erty, and if an aggressive dog severely injures or kills a domestic animal.. The ordinance does not make aggressive dogs dangerous dogs. The proposed ordinance changes the set of regula tions for guard dogs. The are legitimately being used to guard property and vicious dogs being kept as pets. Owners of dangerous and aggressive dogs will need to carry liability insurance for any damage that their dogs may cause. The owner will need to obtain and maintain insurance for a minimum of $100,000.00 for damage to the persons or property caused by the dog. The proposed ordinance would preclude animal services from issuing property in question is permitted for kennel use. 6. Regulate dog owners that have repeat viola tions and have been found guilty of violating Chapter 7. Publish an online registry of dangerous and aggressive dogs. County Attorney Garth since it is illegal to discrim inate against certain breeds in the state of Florida. The ordinance passed 4-0 with President Donald Trump; e White House; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20500 Comments: 202-456-1111; Switchboard: 202-456-1414 https://www.whitehouse.gov Senator Bill Nelson 716 Senate Hart Oce Building; Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183 https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/ Senator Marco Rubio 284 Russell Senate Oce Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-3041 http://www.rubio.senate.gov/ US Rep Daniel Webster 15 N Main Street, Ste B Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-241-9280 Tuesday & ursday https://webster.house.gov/ 6 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30 April 5, 2018 LOCAL & STATE MARCH 31 3/31/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! 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The donation will enable Operation Heart F.E.L.T. to increase their annual operating budget to accommodate additional schools and reach more students throughout Hernando county. Killingsworth Agency originally received $5,000 for Operation Heart F.E.L.T. through a submission process, at Killingsworth Agency, an additional chance to help. their relationship and positive impact on the community Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by having their story shared on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at least 200 times over the course of a week. County does not increase AmSkills rent tion from Killingsworth Agency through the 2018 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award program. (L to R) Pattie Lovette Stepbach, Operation Heart F.E.L.T. Chairman of the Board; Danielle Healis, Killingsworth Agency General Manager; Robyn Hawking, Safeco Insurance Territory Manager; and Kellie Hawkins, Kill ingsworth Agency Volunteer Coordinator and Personal Lines Team Lead. Chairman Champion absent. The proposed ordinance is available for inspection Circuit Court. You also have the right to to send any writ ten objections to the County Commissioners if you were unable to attend the March 27, 2018 meeting. (STAFF) On February 13, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners vot ed unanimously for a motion to leave the rent the same in regards to a request from AmSkills to reduce or maintain the current annual base rent agreement. The Hernan do Sun originally misin terpreted the motion to mean that the rent would be staying the same on the lease agreement and the rent would increase from $28,800 to $42,613 in the fourth yearas indicated in the original agreement. However we have learned this is not the case because the county has accepted an amendment to the lease agreement that keeps the rent at $28,800 for the 4th and 5th years of the lease. AmSkills is a manufacturing training program that has been receiving a $200,000 annual grant from the county for operations.
March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Benets of Farmers Markets Cabbage salad above, delicious meat kabob right. Easter Sunrise Service, Linda Pedersen Park 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, at 7:15 AM. Crosspoint Church, Challenger K8 School, 13400 Elgin Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609. 9:30 & 11 AM. Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608. 9AM & 10:30 AM. Grace World Outreach Church 20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. 9 & 11 AM. Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. 8AM, 9:30, & 11:15 AM. Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida, 34601. Sunrise Service 7AM Lawn, 10:30 AM Sanctuary. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 5030 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Sunday Mass 5:45 AM, 7:15 AM, 9 AM, 9:05 AM. Xavier Hall 11:00 AM, 11:05 AM. Xavier Hall 12:45 PM, 5:30 PM. Family First Assembly, 12435 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609. 7:30 AM Sunrise Service, 10:30 AM Celebra tion Service. Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd, Brooks ville, FL 34601. 9:15 AM, 10:50 AM. By HANNA FOX The Humane Society this past week was raising money to feed and house their animals. A hundred percent of the donations go to the animals at the Humane Society. The conductor of the rummage sale was Lisa Hannaford and with her were six other volunteers. All the goods at the rummage salewere donat ed to them by many kind hearted people. In the Humane Society so they can spend more money on the pets than on around 300 volunteers. If you want to donate call the Humane Society at (352) 796-2711. Rummage sale for our furry friends Celebrating Persian New Year BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF word for "new day" and is the name of the Persian year is celebrated on the beginning of Spring. This month of the of the Per sian/Iranian calendar. a non-secular holiday. It is celebrated by many groups of people in the the Balkans, Caucasus, Asia, and by people of Persian descent world wide. There are a number English. In the 2006 Bee Allion Salvador was Merriam-Webster (2006) only included the spelling The holiday is an oc casion to gather and have a meal with friends and family. We were invited Year. There was rice with the bottom of both were browned and the rice were meat kabobs, grilled tomatoes, chicken shish kabobs, eggplant stew with meat. For dessert there was rose water rice noodles. The perfume of the rose heavily infused the rice and it seemed that we were eating roses. Getting together with friends and enjoying a cultural celebration is a great opportunity to enjoy a new culture. Most fam ilies have their own take on traditional favorites, but through their unique take you still experience the traditions and culture. Experiencing the delightful tastes of 'Persia' with good friends Saturday, May 26, 2018 Race Site: The Arc Nature Coast 5283 Neff Lake Road Brooksville, Florida 34601 Registration/Packet pick up: 7:00AM 1st Race Starts: 8:00AM Registration (online or print): www.tancinc.org Saturday, May 26, 2018 Race Site: The Arc Nature Coast 5283 Neff Lake Road Brooksville, Florida 34601 Registration/Packet pick up: 7:00AM 1st Race Starts: 8:00AM Registration (online or print): www.tancinc.org By MATT SMITH M.S. UF/IFAS Farmers markets are among the most recog nizable selling tools that small farmers can use when moving their crops. Farmers markets are allow growers to interact directly with customers, building relationships but also allowing their busi ness to command retail prices far above what they would see selling at commodity rates. This is important because the break-even price for small farms is higher than at large farms. Farmers markets also serve as small farm incubators, providing notoriety for new farms. For established farms and U-Pick operations, farmers markets remain a valuable option in a mar keting portfolio. U-Pick farms can sell unpicked produce and meet po tential customers, and established growers whose or bad weather have an opportunity to sell yields that would not have been orders. For these reasons and more, farmers markets provide a valuable re source and contribute to a sustainable food system. Extension programs are open to all persons with out regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, reli gion, or national origin. Matt Smith IS THE Sus tainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sumter, Pasco, Hernando County, REACH HIM AT 352-569-6862 / smith197@ u.edu / @WestRidgeSAFS Ben Moser, Margo Darcangelo, Lisa Hannaford Beautiful and sweet baklava CUTLINES? 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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB Located 9 miles North of S.R. 50 on U.S. Hwy 19 80 Acre shooting facility Clubhouse Junior Programs & 4-H IHMSA Archery Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range Cowboy SASS HUNTERS RANGE HOURS Tues Fri 9AM-2PM; Tues and Thurs Eve. 5PM 7PM www.hernandosportsmansclub.com 352-597-9931 8 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30 April 5, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Upcoming events that will get you out and about... Event Previews BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 www.killingsworthagency.com Ingredients 2 Cups 8oz. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese or your choice of shredded 4 lbs. Peeled and thinly sliced potatoes densed cream of mush room soup Directions Combined in large bowl, potatoes and soup. Grease 13in. x 9in. x 2in. pan Layer half of mixture in pan, dot with half of the butter and sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers Bake uncovered at 350 for about 55-70 minutes or potatoes are to your tenderness. Hint: serve with String beans and Pork Chops CHILDREN'S NATURE EXPLORATION PROGRAM (AGES 5-8) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 10:30 AM TO 11:30 AM 5-8. Programs are free, pre-registration preferred. Call (352)754-6722 to register / Gina.Philhower@MyFWC. com Looking at Leaves: Children will practice their observation skills by looking at leaves. This class also includes a leaf printing craft. Meets standards (Kinder garten & 1st Grade): Chinsegut Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd Brooksville, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 STAGE WEST COMMUNITY THEATRE An evening of empowerment, support, and awareness to lift up women. Written by Eve Ensler, the show is based on interviews of many women across the world. Local performers will perform these amazing mono logues. Hear stories of life experiences performed by lo cal women and laugh, blush, cry, unite, and stand proud. This is a provocative show and adults only, please. Con tent can be viewed in advance online. Please wear your best Teal in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Funds raised will upport services through the Dawn Center's domestic and sexual violence programs. Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and dessert provided. Contact 352-684-7191. PHSC JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2-3 PM WORKSHOP AND THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 9 am-NOON PHSC SPRING HILL CAMPUS 450 BEVERLY COURT, Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC), CareerSource Pasco Hernando, the Hernando Chamber of Com velopment will host Opportunity 2018 Hernando Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the PHSC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Ct. Representatives from local employers and agencies will be on-hand to meet attendees. Job seekers are encouraged to bring plenty of rsums and must register at jobfairph scSH2018.eventbrite.com.A pre-event Rsum Work shop will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 2-3 p.m. at no cost to attendees. Registration is not required. The job and internship fair is open to all job seekers looking for full-time, part-time, and internship posi tions. For more event information, contact Breanna Perry, coordinator of career services, at 352-797-5174, or email to email@example.com. OUTDOORS 40TH ANNUAL BROOKSVILLE ROTARY CLUB RADIO AUCTION SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 10 AM and NOON LIVE ON WWJB 1450AM and WXJB 99.9FM Donate your items to our auction and help us raise money for local causes. Any item will do. Advertise for your business service or product. Contact a Brooks ville Rotarian for more details and to submit your donation. p.m. FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton BIRDING TRIP TO JAY B. STARKEY WILDERNESS PARK FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 8 AM TO 11 AM Join us on this birding trip to the Wilderness Park. We will walk about two miles on trails looking for resident birds and early spring migrants. To carpool from Hernan do County at 7 a.m., meet at Dennys Restaurant, 1445 Wendy Court (at US-19), Spring Hill. For more infor mation: text 352-428-2629 or email lindalark85@gmail. com. J.B. Starkey is located at 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey FUNDRAISERS COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 10 AM TO 1 PM St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill will host a Community Health Fair on Sat urday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. This free event will feature local health, wellness, and life event services. For information, contact Debbie Smith at mgr.standrews@ gmail.com or call the church at 352.683.2010. Visit Web
March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 9 Calendar of Events Movie Times TOUCHSTAR CINEMAS SPRING HILL 8 Friday, March 30, 2017 through April 6, 2018 March 31 Hernando Bar 5K 10K WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 8am 2pm WHERE: Weeki Wachee Preserve 2345 Osowaw Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34607 (map) Description: Come out to enjoy one of Hernando Countys most beautiful nature preserves on a nature trail while supporting a great cause. Chip Timing and one of the least expensive events around, thanks to our sponsors. Signature shirts for pre-registered 5K and 10K runners and volunteers. Awards for M/F Open and Masters, and Medals in 5 year age groups. Special awards this year for Cross Country/Track team mem bers. Free one mile fun run on a paved trail. Be a sponsor for this event that guarantees scholar ships for Hernando County Students. Call 352-6060141 or email HernandoBar5K@aol.com for more information on sponsorship levels and volunteer opportunities. For ticket information: https://www.active.com/spring5k-10k-3-31-18-2018 Croom 50M/50K/15M Fools Run WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 6am 7pm WHERE: Croom Trails, 3021 Commercial Way, Description: The Croom Fools Runs course winds takes runners through some of the best terrains in runners so register early to ensure a slot. There are 3 races that are part of the Fools Run Races 50 Mile Fools Run, 50K Im Not A Fool Run, and John Holmes 16 Mile Run. The main running trail is a 16 Mile loop. The 50 Mile race does 3 loops, the 50K does 2 loops, and the 16 Mile does 1 loop. 3 water stops/aid stations along the loop and 16 Mile runners will have 3 water stops. 50 Mile runners with 3 loops will have 12 water stops/aid stations and. 50K runners with 2 loops will have 8 water stops/aid stations. Start times: 6:00 am 50 Mile, 7:00 am 50K / 16 Mile April 2 Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Restoration Course WHEN: April 2, 2018 through April 4, 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm WHERE: UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, 16110 Aviation Loop Drive Brooksville, Florida 34604. Description: The new Coastal Shoreline Restoration module is now being offered at the UF/IFAS Extension shoreline restoration and is intended to improve par ticipants understanding of the science and application of living shorelines. It includes foundational training techniques for restoring oyster reefs, mangroves, and salt marshes. Graduates of this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration proj ects. Registration Fee: $155 $175. To register http:// details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany HallApril 6 Friday Night Done Right Kickball Tournament WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609 ball or a glow-in-the-dark sports night, but whatever Right including prizes, giveaways and snacks. Since most Hernando County teens 74 percent dont drink alcohol when hanging out with friends, you can be sure this will be a safe environment to hang out and have fun. A free event for middle school and high school students, grades 6-12. Open to the community. The Vagina Monologues WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018 WHERE: Stage West Theatre, An evening of empowerment, support, and aware ness to lift up women. This is a show written by Eve Ensler based on interviews of many women across the world. Local performers will perform these amazing monologues. You will hear stories of life experiences performed by local women. They will make you laugh, blush, cry, unite, and stand proud. This is a provocative show and adults only, please. Content can be viewed in advance online. Please wear your best Teal in sup port of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The funds raised will go to provide survivors in Hernando Coun ty support services through Dawn Centers domestic and sexual violence programs. Doors open at 6:00pm show starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and dessert provided. Contact Dawn Center for more details. 352684-7191 April 7 Spring Plant Sale WHEN: Saturday, April. 7, 2018, 9AM 2PM WHERE: Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34606I Description: Its Spring Spruce-up time for your home and yard with beautiful plants! The Spring Hill Gar den Club invites you to the annual spring sale, where you can purchase many varieties of plants at bud get-friendly prices. Plants grown at the Gardens will be for sale on both Friday and Saturday. The Gardens is also open daily to visitors. Free; open to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 352-683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com. "3rd Annual Kids' Fishing Clinic WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Boule vard in Hernando Beach. Description: The Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc., a fami Hernando County Parks and Recreation, will host the 3rd Annual Kids' Fishing Clinic. This is a free, oneday clinic sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to educate kids from ages 5 to 15 about the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems as well as to teach fundamental saltwater responsible marine resource stewards. Preregistration is recommended. Visit http://www.hernandocounty.us/ park_rec to complete the application. As a reminder, only children ages 5 to 15 are eligible for this clinic and they must be accompanied by an adult. on learning stations (for example, knot tying and cast ing) to be eligible for a free rod and reel. They will then have an opportunity to try out their skills in a catch, photo and release event. Entertainment, food and in at no cost to participants. For further information, call Marv at (906) 458-1486." Temple Beth David Art Show 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill is hosting their 3rd annual Nature Coast Art Show Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, 8. Artists reception from 5pm 8pm on Satur day. Refreshments and conversations with the artists. Previewing and purchasing available. Show and sale on Sunday, April 8 from 10am-5pm. Admission free to the public. Food, a silent auction, and original artworks by emerging and professional artists from Floridas Nature Coast. Contact 352-686-7034. April 14 Community Health Fair WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018 10 am to 1 pm WHERE: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL Springleton Fun Parks Easter Eggstravaganza WHEN: Sat/Sunday, March, 31, 2018 11:00 AM 5:00 PM WHERE: 9227 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Description: Join Our 2nd Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt !!! First Hunt will be at 1pm Second will be at 3pm!!!! We will have over 2,000 Eggs spread throughout the prop erty !!!! Easter Bunny available for photo opportunities, a petting zoo and normal operation for our Go Carts, Mini Golf ,Bounce House and more. Buccaneer Bay Water Egg Hunt WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:00:30 WHERE: Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida 34606 The annual egg hunt at Buccaneer Bay continues this year on Saturday, March 31. Age group and times as follows. Ages 0-3 11 AM (Kiddie Pool); Ages 4-6 12 PM (Kiddie Pool); Ages 7-10 1 PM (Beach); Ages 11-13 2 PM (Beach) Dont forget to bring your own basket and swim suit! The event is included in the price of admission. Call (352) 592-5656 for more information. 5th annual Hop n Glow WHEN: March 31, 2018 17:30:00 p.m. WHERE: Anderson Snow Sports Complexanderson snow road, Spring Hill, Florida 34609 Description: The Greater Hernando County Chamber Young Professionals and C.E.T.A. invite you to Hop n Glow 2018. This black light and glow-in-the-dark themed, family fun evening event offers a Bunny Hop pm), black light face painting, Bunny Appearance, and Really Big Easter Party WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 noon WHERE: Northcliffe Baptist Church, Northcliffe Blvd., Description: Come out and enjoy a FREE morning of Easter Egg Hunts (toddlers 5th grade), food, bounce houses, popcorn, snowcones, and much more! This event is free for the entire family! Visit northcliffeonline.org for more information and tickets. Easter Description: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. This free event will feature local health, wellness, and life event services. For information, contact Debbie Smith at email@example.com or call the church at 352.683.2010. Visit Website: http://standrewschurch. Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 12pm Sun, April 20, 10pm WHERE: Hernando County Fairgrounds 6436 Broad Street (US-41S) Brooksville, FL 34601 (map) Description: Blue ribbons, competitions, games, food, midway and more. Live musical entertainment and Demolition Derby -don't miss the annual Hernando County Fair. 352-796-4552/hernandofairgrounds.com May 16 Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair WHEN: Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 at 9:00:00 WHERE: YMCA 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609 Description: Join us for our 11th Annual Health and Wellness Fair. MORE THAN 30 HEALTH EXPERTS share resources and information. Complete your passport of health with our local health care professionals, health screenings and information, healthy snacks, chair massages and more! Free event to attend. Open to the Community. For vendor registration information, contact the Y. April 28 Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 Summer Kickoff Gala WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 WHERE: Brooksville Elks Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Description: A Come as you are outback concert at the lodge with live music by the Pauly G Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and Suzannes baked beans. $7 per person. Bring a chair to sit around the Everybody welcome. Call 352.799.7148 for tickets and more details.
10 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30 April 5, 2018 Hitori solution on page 17 SPORTS Trails of Dust and Mud BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON (BROOKSVILLE)In one of Hernando's best runs in recent memory playing in the annual Farm Bureau Classic tourna ment, the Leopards were just a win away from taking home the cham pionship trophy on their The party was upstaged, however, by Land O' Lakes in the title game, as the Leopards ended up falling 9-2 to the Gators last weekend. It was an impressive run through the tournament for the Leop ards, as Hernando won its Zephyrhills (4-3 win), Bushnell South Sumter (9-2 win) and upstart Hudson Fivay (7-6 win). Land O Lakes pitcher Ryan Ricardo was named the tournaments Most Valuable Player. "It was a solid week. We played very well, Hernando coach Tim Sims said. We pitched the ball pretty darn good. We hit pretty good as well. Our defense kind of let us down in the tournament. You want to win the whole thing, but we were in good shape in that game. Land O' Lakes ended up being a little bit too much at the end for Hernando, and took the tourney's championship crown. Her nando for the remaining 13 games of the regular season won't have to travel too far from the friendly Leopards only play on The Leopards enter the second half of the season with a record of 10-3 after defeating Palatka, which is located just south of Jacksonville. We had our chances, and in the last two innings we had our letdown, Sims added. That's the neat thing is the regular season sets up the bracket for the real tournament at the end. We beat a scrappy Palatka group. I like the group I have. If we can play defense and hit well situationally, we can beat anyone." Springstead is another Hernando County club fresh out of spring break after playing in the Farm Bureau Classic and got to see several of the Tanya Bay areas top schools. The Eagles opened up against Hudson Fivay, which the Eagles fell 9-0 in the contest. From there the Eagles lost 14-4 to but did pickup a solid 16-3 victory over Zephyrhills tournament. had a nice run through the tournament, despite start tourney with a surpris Hernando comes up short against Land O' Lakes in Farm Bureau Classic NCT Evan Poole NCT Zeth Rodriguez HHS Preston Black NCT Jonathan Gates at bat against Crystal River in Farm Bureau Classic HHS Kobe Simon looking to steal a base against Land O' Lakes. See FARM BUREAU, Page 11 PHOTOGRAPHY by CHERYL CLANTON Pictured to the right is some of the action from Blazers' 2018 Haulin' Tail Hare Scrambles located at 27493 Johnston Rd. Dade City, Fl., on March 24 & event featured bike and quad races from peewees to adults. At the end of the day a Fun Run was heldany rider with the correct gear could ride the same course as the racers. Sunday morning wan an Easter Egg Hunt held at the peewee race track. A fun time for the whole family. Camping is available at these events, food vending all weekend, you could even bring the family dog which must be on a leash at all times. Contact Rob Swann 813-731-5552 or Seth Robbins 813-382-6328. riders.org and Facebook: Florida Trail Riders FTR
organizations. Each station, which spanned roughly 15 min utes to give everyone who participated at least one trip around, had a legend demonstrating lessons they learned while they performed at the highest level of competition, not but also listening to the youth players as they talked about what theyve experienced so far playing Americas pastime. Its a great experience for these young kids to get lessons from these legends of the game, deputy may or of Brooksville Butch Battista said. Weve done this event before and the turnouts have been well-received, so its great not only for the city, but for these kids. Theyre the future, and the lessons they learn today will only During the pitching session, former Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour ger certain pitches, most notably the four-seam fastball. The pitcher has control of the game, be cause hes the one with the ball all the time, Balfour said. Theres all kinds of pitchers; strong pitchers, quick save pitchers, sub marine release pitchers, but the most important thing is this: how can I get strikes called? session, former Padres pitcher Brian Tollberg taught the youth what he called the Six Fs low-through. I used to focused on pitching, and this was my method to be The youth today, they really enjoy these events and we as former players enjoy our time with them. former Cardinals and Di amondbacks pitcher John Frascatore demonstrated to the kids how to properly throwing in each session, the balls of your feet be will make the ball bounce, which leads to a greater chance of committing an error and always use two hands when youre catching the ball. Frasca tore, who has history in Coasts baseball team for years, felt nostalgic on held on, because it was daughter Kaylee perfected her craft. I used to come here and watch her play and she was amazing. So, to see this next young group of kids soak up the information were giving them, that means some thing to us. Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who grew up not too far from the park and graduated from Hernando High School just down the road, worked with kids in the throwing drill, during which the kids would line up almost like warm-up throws when for a game and just throw. Arroyo, who had a good 20-year career in MLB, taught the youth, Balance is key. You want to throw the ball in a straight line, from point A to point B, step towards your target, and always be behind the throw. Arroyo, like Frascatore, reminisced during his time in the event: Im a local product, so by participat ing in an event like this today, it has extra meaning to me, being able to help mold the youth in my hometown with lessons Ive had growing up. The MLBPAA is incredible, and Im honored to be here. Over in the batting cag es, former MLB journey man Randy Ruiz helped kids understand how to Richey River Ridge before bouncing back and picking up wins over Springstead and Crystal River (5-2 win). The Sharks are apart of a tough Class 5A, District 7 that includes Hernando and Hudson Fivay club that is currently 11-5 on the season. The race to claim the top seed in the district will likely come down to the three teams down the stretch. Weeki Wachee (6-5) and Central (5-5) both also took part in the Farm Bu reau Classic and were able to pickup a win apiece. play with a 5-1 victo ry over Land O Lakes Sunlake before losing 4-0 to eventual tourney champion Land O Lakes. The Bears had a little bit the tournament, losing 1310 to Inverness Citrus and defeating Lecanto 11-4 in their second game. Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvillamar firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @avilla marzo. March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 March 30 April 6, 2018 LEGENDS FARM BUREAU HHS First Baseman Anthony Urso. Former Cubs player Butch Benton talks about catching tech niques during Sunday's Legends for Youth at Tom Varn Park. Photo by Alice Mary Herden See LEGENDS, Page 12 Former Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour taught pitching techniques at Tom Varn Park on Sunday during the Legends for Youth baseball clinic. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
properly square up and bunt while also showing them how to swing for the fences. Ruiz also used a quote from a previously forgotten baseball-themed movie when talking about footwork: Your balance is the ultimate key to success when swinging. If you can get your feet set right, then you can hit anything within reach. In the baserunning section, former Cardinals pitcher Kevin Ohme, who owns a rare distinction of having a perfect 1.000 batting average, demon strated proper techniques when running the base paths: You must always bag. On bang-bang plays, try and avoid touching the front of the bag, because sometimes umpires cant see you touch it, and a play that would be safe instead is called out. Also, when running through the bag, make sure to look to the right of the bag in case the ball is loose. youth this lesson about running: You can have a bad day hitting the ball, the ball, or a combination of these. What you can never have a bad day doing is running. In the catching session, former Mets and Cubs catcher Alfred Butch Benton initially confused quote: We dont catch the ball, we receive the ball. After this, he would demonstrate what he meant by showing the campers that a smooth pull of the ball after catching it in the glove is called receiving the ball. Coming in fast is catching. At the end of the event, prior to each kid receiv ing a signed baseball by the legends, every player received a great life lesson from Benton: Are you willing to do what it takes to succeed? The answer was a resounding yes, and that was music to the legends ears. For former Cubs pitcher Mike Walker, who grew up in Brooksville and played for Coach Chatman at Hernando High, said Its an awesome thing to come back home and give the next young group of athletes lessons from when we played. The MLBPAA does a fantas tic job with hosting, and we as former athletes are honored to come out and give these kids a fun time. Some of these kids wont commit to baseball, which is great. But to have this experience, which most of us didnt have when we were their age, is special, and I hope everyone who participated had as much fun as we legends did. Walker now has the job of managing Tom Varn Park as Director of Brooks ville's Park and Recreation 12 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30 April 5, 2018 SPORTS LEGENDS Solution to Crossword on page 15 BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF With baseball and softball reigning supreme around the is another sport that produces several standouts throughout Hernando County annually. While softball and baseball are perform ing, the Eagles boys teams have done an exceptional job this spring as well. Spring stead made the long trip up to northern Florida and made their way up to Tallahassee last weekend to repre sent the school at the FSU Relays. "The girls did well, but we are younger than young, Spring stead coach Joel Myers said. We have four freshmen in the 4x400. Our freshman in the discus placed fourth. I thought the kids did very well. Work hard and com pete. That's what I'm telling them. We have a chance to send some of these kids to states. These kids have worked real hard. Amongst the fol lowing had standout performances for Springstead on the day, including Lily Schultze (set personal record in 1600 meter run), Jacy Scharlow (placed 3rd in high jump) and Kyle Man in the discus event and shot put. Jacy Scharlow has a chance a great chance (of reaching states). She was a state runner-up last year, Myers said. (Tallia Springstead has several standouts at FSU Relays Springstead Track team recently participated in the FSU Relays. Photo courtesy of Springstead Athletics BELOW: Director of Brooks ville Parks and Recreation Dept. and former Cubs baseball player Mike Walker demonstrates throwing techniques with a partici pant during the Legends for Youth Clinic at Tom Varn Park on Sunday. Photo by Alice Mary Herden Blue Jay's Randy Ruiz shares hitting tips during the Legends for Youth Clin ic on Sunday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Photo by Alice Mary Herden Tom Varn Park on Sunday during the Legends for Youth baseball clinic. Photo by Alice Mary Herden Russell) in the discus has a good chance and she's ranked third in the region. Kylie Kannar in the 800 and she's ranked up there in the region. She's gonna run up at the Univer sity of Florida meet coming up. (Charlize) Soares in the triple and region. My 4x800 team has a chance but they're all freshmen but I'm pleased with them. Myers spoke about how the trip was a fun experience for the track team, seeing that many of the underclassmen had never really ex perienced college-like meets. With several promising freshmen currently on the team, Myers believes the Ea gles will be very good in the near future. It was a fun trip, Myers added. We got up there on Thursday but we stayed and watched some of the college races and the kids had a good time. It was just nice to get them on a college campus and exposed to these kind of things. Two or three years down the road we could be really good. I just have a really good group of hard working kids." Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvil email@example.com and follow him on Twit ter @avillamarzo.
March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY by HEATHER FRANCIS, SPECIAL TO THE HERNANDO SUN Jesus Came to Heal the Brokenhearted FAITH BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT BY SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN STAFF A s winter fades and Spring is at our doorstep, our thoughts turn toward horticultural matters. Its the time we think about new growth, renewal and creativity in our gardens. Whether its an impulsive purchase of a hanging basket at your local supermarket or a carefully chosen tree or shrub ordered online, buying plants for the garden can be a hit and homework on your local garden center. Spring is a very busy time of the year for us, said James and Elizabeth Ellis, owners of the new CML Garden Center in Brooksville. Its that time of year when everyone wants to clear the garden of winter debris and plant afresh. The couple bought the prop vember 2017 for their Capital Maintenance and Landscaping business and planned to develop the land behind for a garden center something that James had always wanted to do. The property was perfect for both businesses, said James, who has over 20 years of spe cialist landscaping and irrigation experience, 'We knew we wanted to buy it to develop a full service garden center, said Elizabeth. but the property was so overgrown and with piles of debris scattered all over that we knew we had a lot said. Ed Ritter, a longtime associ ate in the Capital Maintenance and Landscaping business and who helped repurpose the main building, remembers when the land began to be cleared. It sure was a lot of work and just as we thought it was almost covered buried under mountains of overgrown brush, he said. That was totally unexpected. But all their hard work has of property north of Brooks ville has now been transformed into a pleasant 2.5 acre garden center shaded by huge oak trees. Customers can meander around beautifully laid out gardens, annuals, shrubs, palm trees, bougainvillea, azaleas, stone ware fountains and everything a keen gardener needs in Spring time. We celebrated our grand opening on March 10, 2018 with special guests from WWJB, a barbecue and lots of prizes, said Tia Wylupek, an associate in the garden center. We had lots of visitors and cus tomers, some from as far away as Floral City and Inverness, she said. al Gardening Survey, baseball pastime but gardening is rapidly taking over. The survey shows that the average American household spends $407 on garden activities per year and that garden centers are the most popular way of buying plants. Theres a lot to be said for visiting your local garden cen ter. The sign of a good garden center lies in attractive displays At CML, each display of plants is organized, clearly labelled and priced so customers can pick and choose the best of the bunch to suit their garden. But, more importantly, its also pos sible to take full advantage of the valuable expertise on hand care and maintenance of your plants. We enjoy it when a customer asks us where a certain plant is or when to plant it and how to look after it, added Tia. CML is a family business in every sense of the word. James and Elizabeths two sons, Brad volved in the garden center and the pair can be seen working on the property planting, trimming and accompanying customers to give advice on the types of It's Spring ...let the planting season begin The front entrance to the CML Garden Center located on Broad Street in Brooksville. 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14 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com March 30April 5, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY WEB DESIGN NEED A WEBSITE? We can create a responsive website thats especially tailored to your needs and preferences. Inbox@TelesApps.com (352) 616-1935 TelesApps.com Strawberry Season at JG Ranch... plants, trees and shrubs available. Theres also lots of bargains to be had too and beginner gardeners should look for any specials on sale. We like to display the specials we have right out front where customers can see them as soon as they arrive, said Tia. Buying at a garden center from making your own se lections. Its possible to try combinations right there and then, and buy at a time to suit you for getting them home and planted. The Ellis family believes you have to give to receive and has become active in the Brooksville communi ty. James recently donated a palm tree for auction to support Hernando High School Leopard's Quar ter Back club and also provided two fox tail palms to Brooksville First United Methodist Church for Palm Sunday. The CML garden center not only services the local Brooksville community but also surrounding areas including Weeki Wachee, Spring Hill, Bushnell, and Inverness. They can also trees and shrubs. So, whether you want ad garden, need a landscaping makeover, or want to install or repair your irrigation system, the professionals at CML can make it happen. CML Garden Center can be reached at (352) 7774528. Brad Ellis tending to plants at his parents' garden center in Brooksville. MEMORIAL Finished flag mural on back of memorial wall From left to right: Annette Harma, Charleen Scime, June Anderson, Jozina Marshall, Eli Constantine Memorial bricks on pathway leading up to memorial (Submitted by the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections) R oxie, an adorable rescue pup, was born December 7, 2005 in a litter of about seven pups andwas placed for adoption at the Her nando SPCA shelter when she was about 12 weeks old. She is believed to be a mix-breed of Jack Russel and a German Short-Hair Pointer. All we know is shes absolutely precious! She was a shy puppy until she was about 18 months old, explained proud mom Dianne Greer. Then she began to take on her fun, loving person ality. Even though Roxie is now 12 years old, Greer says she still runs and acts like a puppy. Greer also noted that, over the years, Roxie had placed in and won several photo con tests. However, to become the winner of the Patriotic Pet Contest, Roxie and another contestant named Jade had to endure the back-and-forth of a real nail-biter. The race was so close a difference of one vote, which appeared to go either way in the wee-sec onds after midnight on February 9, 2018 that the arun-off, which extend ed voting for 24 hours.I enjoyed this Patriotic Pet Contest, Greer said, because it showed how an election works and how one vote really matters, which I have been telling my six-year-old grandson for years. I have taken him to the polls with me to vote for years to teach him that one vote matters, Greer reiterated, and in this race, it really did! He was so interested in this race, and watched what its like to be a cam paign manager and the effort you have to put in to rally your friends to vote. As for her new role as Patriotic Pet, Greer assures that Roxie is ready to rep resent! She even has a few new patriotic ensembles to wear at her forthcoming outreach events. We are so excited with the success of our 1st Patrioticcontest, said Hernando County Super visor of ElectionsShirley Anderson. Through social media, we were ableto engage new people with our Facebook page. Congratulations to our winner Roxie! We are looking forward to having Ocial 2018 election mascot selected Strawberry season is still fresh and ready for picking at JG Ranch in Brooksville. For just $3.50 a bucket, you canchoose from 5 great tasting strawberries. Radiance Florida Beauty Cameo Royals Red Merlin Strawberry Festival The season ends in April, so drive on over to JG Ranch to get your bucket full of great tasting Straw berries. JG Ranch is located at 17200 Wiscon Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601, (352) 799-0556 *If you have an awesome strawberry recipe to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org A perfect strawberry at JG Ranch in Brooksville. Photos by ALICE MARY HERDEN Left: Roxie and her mom Dianne Geer Below: Shirley Anderson, SOE with Roxie approached Isabella Anzalone, the manager of the rental depart ment there to see if they would give us a break on renting tools to cut the cement. I showed her a picture of our proposed memorial. She said, 'My father was a veteran. We are all in.' Home Depot ended up supplying a lot of their needs at no charge and even provided employ ees to help with the work. They became a huge corporate sponsor. With out them we couldn't have done it, Thomas remarked. Soon the project was rolling. Danny Grenville the owner of Concrete Specialists, donated time and machinery for doing the base work. Brad Bennett, a High Point resident and a master mason, became our engineer, so to speak. He designed and built the star. Volunteers from the park supplied the labor. Attached to the star are concrete insignias of the armed services Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. These were donated by a the Donald Duck Pressure Washing Company and painted by members of the High Point Art Club. After the star was completed the volun teers went to work on building the wall. The committee sold memori al bricks for the wall for $50 each to raise funds. Each brick has the name of a veteran, his or hers rank and the period of time or war in which the veteran served. The committee sold enough that they added an ex tension to the top of the wall. Manny Burtran and Steve Pitcher, electri cians who live in High Point, did the lighting and wiring so that the memorial can be lit up at night. Hernando Alumi num donated materials for the aluminum work (rails and chains). The committee also wanted the memori al area to be handi capped-accessible so they sold 12 x 12 red brick pavers for $60 to the people whose names are inscribed on the pav ers are veterans. After the wall was finished, someone re marked that the back of the wall was blank, so the Veterans' Memorial Committee approached the High Point Art Club to paint a mural. The re sponse was enthusiastic. The art club presented a picture for the mural, which the committee accepted. Five art club members spent approx imately thirty-six hours working tirelessly on the mural and it was completed in about two weeks. The Veterans Memo rial was dedicated on Veterans Day last year and over five hundred people showed up for the ceremony. But that's not the end of the story. The committee has addi tional plans. We're getting ready to have anodized aluminum letters go across the top of the wall that say: All gave some. Some gave all. It's going to be lit up at night with red, white and blue lights. In order to pay for this phase of the project the committee is holding a breakfast on Saturday, April 7. The public is in vited to attend. Pancake, sausage & eggs will be served. The whole Hernando County community, not just High Point, can be proud of this beautiful tribute to our service men and women. Thomas noted with satisfaction a scene he witnessed. When I was working on the memorial I'd see a lady standing there with her hand on one of the bricks and she'd be talking to her loved one. We have a beautiful bench so now people can come and sit and talk. For more information on purchasing a paver or a brick for the wall extension and for details on the Pancake Breakfast on April 7 call 352-5962397 or Ray at 352-3976473.
Solution to Crossword from page 12: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 15 Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. 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One treatment Ive discovered that takes of those living with de mentia is a loveable pet. When I was caring for my dad there were times where he became saturated with confusion. I would simply place our cat named Kitty on his lap and casually tell him that Kitty was lonesome and in dire need of love and attention. Giving both his hands and his mind something to focus on, his panic seemed to evaporate as soon as the purring commenced. A characteristic of most dementia related diseases is the loss of ambition. Including a pet as part of their environ ment helps motivate these people with a sense of responsibility and purpose. Many times, I walked into our kitchen and to worry about our cat starving. Then my father would ask (loudly) if I had fed the cat-repeat edly. But I soon learned our furry friend made my life easier. Pet ownership has been associated with lowering blood triglycer ide levels in the human body. This helps to increase activity and hopefully socialization. Choosing a dog as a pet may help to encour age physical activities. It may even inspire the patient to play a bit or go for a walk, thus creating People with dementia are susceptible to loneli ness and depression. Having a pet around will help break up the solitude that the forget fulness creates. Some pets even seem to be sensitive to their owners needs and most of them enjoy attention. They dont get upset and walk away when hearing the same story over and over or hearing constant chatter that makes abso lutely no sense. Perhaps theyre better listeners or, at the very least, are not so judgmental. The ideal pet is one that is calm and gentle, not hyperactive or loud. Select a new pet with great care. If your loved one has always been afraid of dogs, then ob viously a dog is probably not the answer. Try an hamster, rabbit or even a bird; any pet that gives them a feeling of being needed. Be watchful. You still have to observe the situ ation constantly. Inno cently, they may over feed the pet or attempt to walk the dog at inappro priate times, such as late at night. These common occurrences just might leave you facing a spell of anxiety of your own. decreases a patients anxiety and leaves him or her feeling calm, youve just accomplished an ample part of your goal. Like any other type of intervention, this might not work for everyone. But I believe its worth a try. If you have a friend or neighbor that owns a pet, ask them to bring their four-legged friend over for a visit. The results may indeed sur prise you. Inside the training room. K9 Partners for Patriots: Never Walk Alone Hernando County Cham ber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Coverage by CHERYL CLANTON The K9 Partners for Patriots mission is to give veterans and active mili tary at no charge, a second chance at life by honoring and empowering those with PTSD (Post Trau matic Stress Disorder), Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trau ma through the experience of training and caring for their own service dog. Founder and CEO Mary Peter is devoted and passionate to help veterans integrate back into a social environment which helps in many aspects of their lives. Jeanne White, in charge of K9 Acquisition, matches the service dogs with the veterans. Jeanne remarked that it melts your heart when a poten tial service dog is matched with a veteran. The pro gram is a 19 week course. K9 Partners for Patriots provides everything the veteran needs including the training, dog and all equipment at absolutely no charge. A Premier Open House Event will take place on Saturday March 31 from 12pm to 3pm. Go to their website: https://k9partnersforpatri ots.com Call: 352-397-5306. Facebook: K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. Address: 15322 Aviation Loop Dr. Brooksville, Fl. 34604 Above: The K9 Partners for Patriots new facility. Below: Ribbon cutting ceremony.
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But by the weekend, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one per sons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose you valuable support with your next project. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 26, 2018 Weston and the shakes 17375 Spring Hill Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604More than 400 Booths on 19 Acres! Always Free Parking & Admission! Pets Welcome!352-796-0268 Food, Fun & Entertainment! Great Deals & Wide Variety! New, Used, Vintage & Antiques! e Hernando Sun To subscribe: (352) 238-5454 This past weekend I had so much fun hunting with my youngest grandbaby, For someone so young, he is very serious about is such a pleasure to be planned out those hunts together for quite some time. We worked on being quiet, how to move slowly and deliberately, spending time on our shooting range and talking about the wild turkey and their habits. I thought that we had covered all I could, to have him prepared enough to be successful. But, there is always that one part of the hunt that I couldnt prepare him for.... the shakes! Most deer hunters are very familiar with the shakes; among them its called Buck Fever. But, amongst us turkey hunters, we mostly just call it the shakes and when it hits, things can go wrong quick ly. What are the shakes? Well, the symptoms only manifest at the last possible minute of the hunt when that old gobbler is in range and its time to pull the trigger. When that big old thunder-chicken rolls up on you in full strut, gobbling, spitting and drumming, it causes the heart to race, your pulse to begin throb bing in your temples, your breathing becomes ragged and your muscles tremble uncontrollably. Its every bit, an involuntary response to the closeness of the animal and the culmina tion of all the many hours of planning. And after all those hours of planning and the moment of truth arrives, the shakes can turn the tables on you and your gobbler will get to live another day. Well, thats how Westons hunt ended. That little rascal had spent many hours with me scouting, planning and practicing, but when the gobblers showed up, he just wasnt prepared to take on that level of adrenaline. Twice in two hours I had trophy quality gobblers in Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and pro fessional outdoorsman experience guiding and all across America. Toby is a renowned archer and turkey hunting expert who manufac tures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast. GREAT OUTDOORS Beef Quality Assurance: It's Good for Everyone from of him and both times I got the thrill of watching the shakes take him over. It was great! set up in our ground blind on a far corner of the Richloam WMA, in Lake County. The bird had talked a little from his roost limb and gone quiet Id call sparingly with little Weston looking up from time to time to ask if I thought the turkey would come in. minutes before Westons tiny body went completely rigid and seemed to stop breathing. I followed his stare and spotted that big strutter slowly stepping out from behind a cluster of palmetto plants and I hurried to get his mom mas Remington 870, in 20 gauge, into his hand. It took him awhile to get the gun to his shoulder as he was shaking like a maple leaf in a high wind, the front bead of that barrel in the air. That old he-devil of a tom stepped out into the clear only twenty yards away and I whispered to him that when his sights were aligned, to take the shot. Well, he seemed to steady up for half of a second, then snatched back on the trigger as hard as he could with enough force to shift the point of aim about a foot to the left and we watched that old the swamp. If any of you would like to get out an give old Mis ter Osceola a try, youre welcome to reach out to me at Toby@HernandoSun. com if you need any info on where to go and how to get it done! Little Weston Miller poses with a trophy tom. Photos by Toby Benoit Multi-county Livestock Agent, Laura Bennett, applying de-wormer which keeps cattle healthier and more productive. This is just one of the many best management practices that improve beef quality. BY LAURA BENNETT MULTI-COUNTY LIVESTOCK AGENT In a nutshell, Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that proper management techniques and a com mitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry (BQA.org). When better quality cows leave the farm and reach the grocery store, the cattleman, packer, and consumers are more con are buying, they are more apt to purchase again. cult is the fact that there are many family-owned cattle producers in our country. There is no centralized production as there is with other animal agriculture like poultry and pork. There are nearly 1 million U.S. cattle ranchers and nearly 97 percent are fami ly-owned. While this is a plus in many respects, it can come with some drawbacks such as pro ducing a very consistent product. Many larger-scale beef producers have already participated in Beef Quality Assurance train ing and have received next level of implementa tion is getting the smaller producers on board. As more Good Management Practices are implement ed, the quality of beef becomes more improved and consistent. The University of Flor ida/IFAS Extension has always strived to help people solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Cattle men and women in the area can participate in educational events that help them implement management practices that will both improve the quality of cattle they produce and improve Even though you may not be a cattle produc er, you can take some comfort (assurance) in knowing that beef cattle producers and the indus tries that support them are doing all they can to provide a safe, consistent product. Laura Bennett Multi-County Livestock Agent Pasco, Sumter and Her nando Counties 352-523-5023 WARRANT Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to www.HernandoCountyCrimeStoppers.com Spring Hill, FL
retelling of the exodus story are reminders of the bitterness of the life of slaves making bricks and mortar to build elaberate Egyptian structures. Central to the story is the lamb bone. It in the Biblical account, from which blood was used to mark the door post of the home of a believing Jewish family. Seeing the blood, the death angel sent by God would pass over that home while taking every an unmarked Egyptian home to force an evil Pharaoh to let the Jew ish people go. That same theme freedom and the possible is a part of the Christian observanc es this weekend. Many church services tonight will contain some form of a replica of the Last Supper, likely a Seder celebrated by Jesus and his closest disciples. It was during that meal when the one whom the Bible described as the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world made a veiled explanation of how his coming death on the cross would spare a believer from a spiritual death, much like the lamb spared the Jewish families who believed and followed Gods direction. Explaining that they represented his body, of a loaf of bread and gave them to the disci ples. When he distribut ed the wine, The Christ said it represented his blood shed for many for the remission of sins. That hope is behind the symbolic commu nion service with the unleavened bread and wine (or grape juice) which remains an inte gral feature of Christian worship. Figuratively, Chris tians hold that when the unblemished blood of the one described as Emanuel (God with us) is applied to the heart sort of the door post of the human soul, the sin there is covered and the believer is freed from its inevitable consequence. Through faith, he or she is eternally free to live a new kind of life. So it is that on Good Friday Christians look Christ with a mixture of remorse and gratitude. The entire process is of that familiar Bible passage found in John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whosoever belie veth in him should not perish but have everlast ing life. Even for the most ardent believer, all of that would have been meaningless without the event most celebrated by Christians Easter, the joyful commemora tion of the resurrection! Because Jesus rose BUSINESS & COMMUNITY March 30April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 17 TAFT OBITUARIES Heino Richard Neal, age 80 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2017. Richard is sur vived by his wife Martha; and 2 grandchildren. Src; Downing Green Ann Stevens, passed away on Tues day, March 20, 2018. Src; Turner Garbinski Augusta A., age 95, of Spring Hill, passed on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene. Augusta is survived by her daughter, Nancy; son, Arthur (Janet); 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer Antonelli Mary G., age 99, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Ralph, her granddaughter, Rebecca Sanzi Caldarone, and great grandson Anthony Antonelli. She is survived by her children; Ralph Jr. Joan, and Janet; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. Src; Brewer Kerstetter Joseph Mark wood, age 53, of Brooks ville, passed away on Tues day, March 20, 2018 He is survived by his mother: Ruth Blouch; and girlfriend: Linda. Src; Merritt Linn Patricia C., age 67, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 a. She is survived by her hus band, James Jim and her daughter and son-in-law. Src; Merritt DeVito Sibby, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Src; Turner Puleo Peter Michael, passed away on Wednes day, March 21, 2018. Src; Turner Zabel Peter P., age 81, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He is survived by his wife Diane; daugh ters, Cheryl and Melissa (Michael); sons, Peter, Jr., (Kathryn), Frederick (Kim berly); and 5 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Baxter Brian Ray, age 27 of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Brian is predeceased by his father, Larry Baxter. He is survived by his moth er, Betty B; brother, Daniel; Braxton; and grandmother, Brenda. Src; Brewer Lund Lena C., passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Src; Turner Zehner Maryann, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Src; Turner Thorpe Robert, O., passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Src; Turner Levy Louise, age 100, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She is survived by her children, Armand and Ellen; many grandchildren, great grand children and great great grandchildren. Services Puzzle on page 12 LEGAL NOTICES FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 17-000876-CPAXMX In re: The Estate of IRIS MAY FEARN, Deceased The administration of the estate of IRIS MAY FEARN, deceased, whose date of death was March 30, 2017, is pending under File No. 17-000876-CPAXMX, (Uniform Case No. 17000876CPAXMX) in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooks ville FL 34601. The names and ad dresses of the personal representa tive and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF TER 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 the decedents court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is March 30, 2018. /s/ Elaine Schirmer ELAINE SCHIRMER Personal Representative 140 Turtle Creek Circle Oldsmar, FL 34677 /s/ Stavros Tingirides STAVROS TINGIRIDES, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative 804 North Belcher Road, Suite 100 Clearwater, FL 33765 (727) 442-5700 Fla. Bar #0980791 Email: email@example.com (03/30/2018), (04/06/2018) Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Hernando County, Florida will hold the following meetings on April 10, 2018 in the School Board Room, 919 N. Broad Street, Brooks ville, FL 34601: Informal at 11:00 P.M. Workshop at 2:00 P.M. Regular Meeting at 6:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo dations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least contacting Kelly Pogue at (352) 7977000. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the agency by calling (352) 797-7202. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she any School Board meeting consists of Board including any back-up materi als or documents submitted to it and a transcript of the audio and/or visual recording of the meeting if any made and maintained by the District. It is the responsibility of the party requesting a copy of audio/visual recording to have it transcribed for appellate purposes. Originated by Mark Johnson, Chair person of The School Board of Hernando County, Florida By: Lori M. Romano, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools (03/30/2018) FLORIDA Case No.: 17DR678 Division: Family Law and Respondent AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) Respondents Last Known Address: Unknown Don Barbee Jr. Clerk of Courts By JBT D.C. This 15 Day of March 2018 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sylvia Yellowback Rd Weeki Wachee, FL 34614-0300 on or before 4/26/2018, this court at 20 N. Main St, Rm 246; Brooksville, Florida 34601, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a de fault may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or per sonal property should be divided: Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ments upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED 3/15/2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/JBT Deputy Clerk (03/23/2018), (03/30/2018), (04/6/2018), (04/13/2018) File No. 2018000093CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF SIMON DA LOMBA Deceased. The administration of the estate of SIMON DA LOMBA, deceased, whose date of death was No vember 24, 2017: File Number 2018000093CPAXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER 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 IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: March 23, 2018. /s/ Dravin Dixon, Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 952620 P.O. Box 696 Brooksville, Florida 34605 Telephone: (352) 442 6770 /s/ John Lomba, Co-Personal Representative 3 Jared Ct. S. Windsor, Connecticut 06074 /s/ David Roderick, Co-Personal Representative 11 Logan Ct. Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771 (03/23/2018), (03/30/2018) Notice is hereby given that Bryan Stamper, owner, desiring to tious name of BLS Builders located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida De partment of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (03/30/2018) Ninabelle Purdy (Lighty) 86, Deceased, February 18, 2018. Personal representative Kelda Draper, 2845 Imperial Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. (03/09/2018), (03/16/2018), (03/23/2018), (03/30/2018) FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17-CA-001252 DIVISION: BLACK POINT ASSETS, INC., AS TRUSTEE OF THE 7314 PRINCE GEORGE COURT LAND TRUST AND STAR POINTE CAPITAL, LLC, AS TRUSTEE OF THE 7314 PGC LAND TRUST vs. SUN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY AND JANE DOE, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE TOWLE REVO CABLE LIVING TRUST AGREE MENT DATED 2/18/1994 Defendants. To the following Defendant(s): FL 34606 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following described property: according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 22, at Pages 30 through 32, of the Public Re are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, Owen & Dunivan, PLLC, 615 W. De Leon Street, Tampa, FL 33606 on or before May 2, 2018, a date which is within thirty (30) days original with the Clerk of this Court attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. lf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro vision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601, Peggy Welch (352) 754-4402, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of this 21st day of March, 2018 Don Barbee Jr. As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Tara M. Halpin As Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) (03/30/2018), (04/06/2018) Bible Word Search answer on page 18... Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice Hide-Away Storage Spring Hill located at 1000 Commercial Way, Spring Hill FL 34606 intends to hold a sale to sell the property stored at the Facility by the below list of Occupants whom are in default at an Auction. The sale will occur as an online auction via www. storagetreasures.com on 4/11/2018 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Christopher Linton unit #0108; Lisa Staples unit #0248; Christian Frekey unit #0250; Susan Freeman unit #0436; John Ellis unit #0450; Bruce Nelson unit #0542; Char Pallares unit property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. (03/23/2018), (03/30/2018) Notice is hereby given that located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to sec tion 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (03/30/2018) FLORIDA Case No.: 17-CA-899 JEFFERY J. NASSE, as Co-Trustee of the STEPHEN N. STANFORD FAMILY TRUST V. CHRISTOPHER WHITE, an individual, and UNKNOWN TENANTS and/or UN KNOWN INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY, Defendants. TO: CHRISTOPHER WHITE YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Hernando County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK 6, OF WEEKI WACHEE HILLS, UNIT NO. 7, AC CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK PAGE 10, PAGE(S) 86 AND 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA. R11 123 21 1300 0000 5650 are required to service a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on attorney, whose address is Cook Sadorf Law, 1744 N. Belcher Road, Suite 150, Clearwater, Florida 33765, on or before MAY 7, 2018, a date original with the clerk of this court either before service on thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition. DATED on 3-23-18 DON BARBEE JR. As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Elizabeth Markidis As Deputy Clerk (03/30/2018), (04/06/2018) Monetary dona tions are also welcome to defray the cost of postage. Here are some suggested items (no glass or aerosol containers): Wrapped hard candy, chewing gum, bubble gum bottled water Sugar & non-dairy creamer packs Peanut butter, jelly in plas tic squeeze bottles Cookies, crackers, cereal & food bars, Tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines in pouch or can Small canned food items with pop tops Dried fruit, nuts, trail mix Beef jerky & Slim Jims Instant oatmeal & cream of wheat Ramon noodles, canned soup with pop tops Small games, balloons & festive items Paper, pencils, crayons, coloring books Hand sanitizer, tooth paste, shampoo, shower gel, Q-tips & wipes Call 352-684-4185 or email giftsfromhome@ tampabay.rr.com we are excited to announce the dedication of a historic marker for PILAKLIKAHA, Abrahams Town in Sumter County. Our group was fortunate to collaborate with the Sumter County Historical Society in the past to help with this most important his torical marker. Please mark your calendar for : Bushnell, FL For More Information: email@example.com www.historichernandopreser vationsociety.org The Hernando Democratic Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Wednes day, April 4th at 7pm at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Guest speaker will be Todd Rich ardson of Equality Florida. Mr. Richardson is the Pinellas for Equality Florida. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida College BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS from grave the con queror over death, it is evidence to believers that he is who he said he was one with God the Father. The Savior who said, Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden for your souls. (Adon Taft for 37 of his 48 years as a reporter was religion editor for The Miami Herald. Now retired in Brooksville, FL, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.) will be held April 21, 2018 at 2pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Src; Brewer Tibbs Doris Mae, age 93, Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Tibbs, daughter, Mary Helen Ferguson and son, Stanley Paul Tibbs. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: James, William (Jeanie), Kathy; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Mollica Mary Elizabeth Betty A., age 78, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Betty is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Barbara (Eric); 2 sons, Stephen and Daniel (Tracy); and 5 grandchil dren. Src; Brewer Blewitt Gail E., age 70 of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband John and 2 daughters, Kelly and Ryan. Src; Brewer Andryusky Maria, age 71, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Maria is survived by her husband William; children, William (Karen), Karen (David), Robert, Mary (Donald); and 6 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Crouch Carolyn Joe, age 70, of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by husband, Rich ard Crouch and daughter, Joey Hattenbrun. She is survived by daughter: Chelsea Crouch (Chris); step-daughter and son-inlaw: Jennifer (Jim); and 1 grandson. Src; Merritt Shannon, Marian L., age 93, passed away on Satur day, March 24, 2018. Src; Merritt Thomas Betty Jeane, age 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. Betty is survived by her son Roger Thomas (Terri), daughter Susan (Michael), and 4 grandchildren. Src; Turner Hazelwood Gwynette Thompson, age 66 of Brooksville passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. She is survived by her husband Earl; daugh ter, Erica (Joseph); son, Drew, and 6 grandchildren. Src; Brewer
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OPINION March 30 April 5, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 19 Life is what you make it Traditional Realist WILLIAM F. HOLLAND Everyone in life is dealt a dif ferent hand. Some are born tall or short, rich or poor, dark or light skinned, deformed or physically intact, bright or dull, from happy or dysfunctional family, and unique in many other ways. Yet all people have one thing in common: they all have freedom of choice. The deci life. The wonderful thing about being a citizen of the US is that we have more opportunity than any citizens in the world. This translates into be to do as long as you are willing to it. There has to be a willingness to start at the bottom and work up with a positively motivated attitude and take on more responsibility without complaint about not having imme diate compensation. There should also be a willingness to take risks by moving to an area with better employment opportunities, taking on new challenges or investing time and money to establish your own enterprise. With opportunity comes the necessity of focusing ones energy without making excuses or poor choices. Excuses and eliminating choices are the death sentence for obtaining a persons goals. You can observe this in schools where many teenagers use ridiculous excuses such as my parents did not help me, I had a headache, my books are at my other parents house, and I have no time or I am not smart enough. There should be no excus es or lazy choices that are accept able when you are highly motivated. Temporary setbacks such as an accident, illness, divorce, bankrupt cy, or the death of a loved one have to be confronted and overcome. The adversity a person conquers is a life lesson that makes the individual stronger. Military soldiers who get blown up in a war zone are amazing examples of a persons tenacity. Soldiers who lost several limbs and whose spouses left because of their inability to deal with the secondary pain of witnessing their struggle are just some of the problems soldiers have to overcome. PTSD is an issue of many returning vets that has to be overcome through tremendous psychological power of the mind. When you see individuals and young children with severe physi cal issues put on their prosthetics, battling to learn how to adapt their body it shows us the mental strength people inspirational to us all but should shame us out of wallowing When an individual does not confront obstacles necessary to lay a strong foundation to solve future me? state. If this habit of despair ing over very little continues it will end in becoming a failure in ones own mind. On the other hand, the person who learns to employ his past learning experiences to gain insight has a reservoir of skills, willpower increases as the person shows himself that he can conquer serious obstacles, which can block him from reaching his goals. This self-taught knowledge is mind over matter and appears to have become a lost art. In comparison, people who are stuck in their setbacks and chronic Their passive approach paralyzes the person, which does nothing to solve the problem. Rather it erodes courages him from focusing on the issues in front of him. They become Letters to the Editor: We welcome your comments which may be published in the news paper and our website. ey should be no longer than 400 words and include the name, daytime phone number and email address of the author for verication purposes if neces sary. Your submission may be edited prior to publication. Only your name and town will be published. For more information, contact Julie Maglio at 352.238.5454. LE TT ER TO T HE E DITO R God is faithful and just to forgive During my youngest grandsons birthday party the other month I learned that he and his entire family permit their two dogs to lick them. My son-in-law, Skipper, demonstrated by letting and encour aging one of his dogs to lick him all over his face. Sometime later, out on their lanai while we were sitting in patio chairs and enjoying the early evening, my daughter Cocoa Bean, his wife, did the same thing. Aghast with disgust, I complained, citing an episode of Myth Busters where they proved a dogs mouth is not cleaner than a humans, that dog saliva contains bac teria and enzymes that allow them to digest rotten meat, and that such things are harmful to humans. In answer, they described how their son, my grandson Rex, the party boy, has in the past fallen asleep to the lickings of a dog, licking his legs, arms, and face. Well, I wont be giving them smeech es anymore. (A smeech is a varia tion of a smooch, which is a kiss, but a smeech is a peck on the cheek.) I dont give Skipper smeeches, of course, but we do shake hands, and now I wonder if his hand has been tainted, either by licking or pet ting, and if so I dont want to shake it any more. When we greet, well bump elbows or something. There are only two reasons why dogs lick you: they like human salt, or they are ten derizing your skin for possible future con sumption. Dog licks are not smooches. So Im down to one kid I can smeech, my daugh ter Ricochet; she also doesnt tolerate such unhealthy behavior. But the other day her son, my grandson Spud, let one of my wifes dogs lick his face, so hes out too. I still give everyone hugs, and so far I dont check my clothes for transferred dog hairs. (But now that I just thought of it...!) I have not seen my wifes dogs lick her, so I still give her smeech es and smooches. But if I ever do see it, or even hear that its hap pened, there will be no more smooches or even smeeches from me. However, since she is my wife, I will have to accommodate her in some way, and I think Ill so do by giving her what I call flugen smeeches, which means blowing her a kiss. Different versions mean different things: a fullpalmed flugen smeech means I love you; one from the mid-fin gers means were both in a hurry, but I love you; a blown smeech from the end of an index finger means thank you for sharing your horrible day, now leave me alone, I love you. There is a fourth gesture, but I wont use it very often: moving a finger up and down against my lips while vocalizing the sound woooooo, which means youre driving me crazy, but I love you. GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN 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, avail able on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com. Repentance is a common theme throughout the Old and New Tes taments. Isaiah 55:7 declares, Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the Lord. Matthew chapter 4 and verse 17 says, From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The most common translation of the word repent means to turn from a theological perspective it represents turning away from evil and turning to God. Though most of the world is in denial, our heavenly Father has a very strong desire, actually a demand, for us to resist sin and be transformed into His image. This has never been a popular message because with us being notoriously rebellious and often referred to as depraved, we have a built-in urge to do what we want. We hate to be told how to live and proudly call it freedom, but God calls it disobedience. The gospel reveals that saving us from ourselves is why Jesus went to the cross. First Peter 1:18,19 says, For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the pre cious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. Many people commonly want to know what they have done that is so bad, and why do they need to ask forgiveness? For anyone to believe they are exempt from judgment is a huge problem be cause we are all sinners and cannot save ourselves. Unbelievers want everyone to leave them alone while many Christians have a tendency to relax in a false sense of secu rity. The world is trying to avoid dealing with a guilty conscience but Christians can also drift away and become lukewarm about their need to live in the constant aware ness of Gods presence. Wherever you are today, repentance is an honest, regretful acknowledgment of sin with a sincere desire to be spiritually cleansed and accept Gods invitation to begin a brand new life in Jesus Christ. Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins might be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord Acts 3:19. My personal understanding of repentance is centered around a conviction to stay close to God and to live according to His standards of purity. I admit I have my share of daily failures even though I know the dangers of temptation. Im convinced that every person gives their love and attention to what is important to them as we serve whom we obey. The more we learn the more we are accountable for and yet it seems many times we still neglect the discipline to live what we believe. A key ingredient within repentance is having regret and remorse. If we are not bro ken-hearted and nauseated over what we have done or what we are doing then its highly unlikely we will call on God to forgive us. When we come to a point where we are not bothered by our transgressions and have no sense of urgency to make things right, something is terribly wrong. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a person sows, that shall they also reap Galatians 6:7. There is more to forgiveness than just saying we are sorry. True repentance is having a change of mind and rejecting the sinful enticements that are attempting to control us. When we realize we are guilty and in need of Gods grace, we are convicted to confess we are wrong and this should motivate us with a commitment to walk with God instead of against Him. Billy Graham is quoted, The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repen tance. In Jonahs day, Nineveh was a wealthy superpower, uncon cerned, and self-centered. When and proclaimed Gods warning, the people listened, repented and was forgiven. Wherever you are today, God wants to forgive you and give you a brand new life. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness I John 1:9. William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. is a Christian minister, chaplain, and author. Discover more about his ministry at billyhollandministries.com can be contacted at P.O. Box 1394, Nicholasville, KY 40340 No smeeches for the dog-licked Ken McConnell: All wrongdoing should and must have consequences. However, with the city attempting to downsize the department and cut enforce ment expenses, this could be totally manufactured as an excuse. If that be so, it is grossly unfair to the chief. Ted Knowles : Stupid! It would tie our hands but, the rest of the world will ores when all we can do is watch! Hope we vote the ban down and know I will! Ken McConnell: I sup port carefully restricted and our coast, but even were Florida waters, it does not address the reality of Cuba drilling just a short distance Mexico which potentially We have no power at all over their practices which often are questionable. newspapers are part of an infringement of Free dom of the Press. Online newspapers are great, but some people (believe it or not) don't have the internet, aren't computer literate and don't have easy access to a library. incapacitated to deal with Our approach to living determines our future. We have freedom of choice to make our decisions to live the life we wantg. When we consistently think in the short run, we are living life, which usually does not end in happiness and inner satisfaction. Without putting aside savings for eventual, unforeseen future occurrences like disease, accident, old age or natural disasters the ability to re build their lifestyle is slow and limited. Many people just complain about their bad luck instead of using their resources to solve their issues. Live for today and disregard the future were notions of the hip pies in the 1960s. It is a short sighted and utopian view of living a good life through their entire existence. The odds of this occurring are very low and almost delusional. Let us get back to a more ma ture, reality life-style. We need to do the necessary things that prepare us for the future inevitabilities in each stage of the life cycle that normally confront us.
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