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LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 10 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send you a Hernando Sun bumper magnet as a token of our appreciation! TASTE OF THE NATIONS SPORTS See QUIGLEY, Page 17 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER April 6 12, 2018 Volume IV, Issue I Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun Page 16 Airline passengers from hell Capt. 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Whether or not your seat mate is fat or thin, theres any number of other creature habits that could turn your journey into a really bad experience. Seatmates could nervous tics, snoring or involuntary spasms, for example. Many dont know what dining etiquette is and enjoy talking with COLUMN 7 Aerial view of the MemorialCourtesy of High By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Townsend House Church Cem etery is a reminder of an important pioneer family. The Church was demol ished in 1984. The cemetery is located on Spring Lake Highway near the Pasco Hernando Border. As you drive down a rough limestone road known as Dan Brown Hill Road you turn on to Townsend House Road. As you reach the crest of a hill Townsend House Church Cemetery is on your right. The cemetery is home to a historical marker. The text on the marker reads "Captain John Townsend and his wife, Nancy, brought their family and slaves to this area from North Florida in the late 1840's. The log home they built Historic marker, giving information about Townsend House Church and Cemetery. Sue Quigley INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE See FAMILY-MATCH, Page 20 Solving the 'connection problem' in foster care adoption A doption in the state of Florida is about to become a much software program that will allow agencies to access a statewide data base of potential families, but its not just a database. Its also a matching program built by Adoption-Share, from the former lead researchers of e-Harmony. Family-Match which will give caseworkers the ability to match foster children with parents based on markers of compatibility. Typically agencies are looking for potential parents within their local area. Family-Match will open the pool of possible matches by provid ing child welfare agencies a reposito ry of approved families from across Foundation came together to launch Family-Match in Florida. The story of how Family-Match came to be begins with Adop Adoption-Shares mission is to pro vide solutions to leverage technol innovation to the private and public originally from Central Florida and a graduate of Winter Park High School gave a brief synopsis of how she developed Adoption-Share which paved the way for Family Match. was an adoption social worker. I was working for a privately licensed infant adoption agency. Thats through foster care. She explained knowing anything about adoption contrast. cies that were keeping families from being formed. And so we created AdoptionShare really as a solution for families who wanted to adopt through private infant adoptionsso that they could do so in a faster more technology was able to help families adopt within 9 months of having their home study completed. She ex plained that active duty and deployed matched and adopt while serving overseas. Some really cool things attracted the attention of child wel fare leaders who wished to use their technology to help kids in foster care get adopted. I realized very quickly, un derstanding the scope and the depth of the complexities that surround adopting through foster care that we were going to need a more robust system. ----That began a two year period of researching, investigating and listen ing to stories. What we found was kind of quite shocking. Although the from adopting a child in foster care, some of the same problems existed in both buckets. What we noticed, just like in private infant adoption, families were pigeonholed into one little pool of waiting families whereas their forever child could be agency. We saw the same problems in the child welfare community A pilot program in Florida aims to improve the process of matching families with foster children through a statewide repository and the use of matching soware. Love Foundation with her husband Ed Brown in 2015. Thea Ramirez, founder of Adoption-Share and Family-Match Foundation, is Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, with over 20 years of experience in working to improve the child welfare system.


2 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of April 6 12, 2018 Julie B. Maglio : Editor, Publisher Rocco Maglio : Barrista, Publisher Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Andy Villamarzo: Sports Writer Alice Mary Herden: Photographer Dr. Domenick Maglio, Contributor William Holland: Contributor Donna Snapp: Ad Sales Representative (352) 428-8419 Ellen Corsi Tutko: Ad Sales Representative (614) 208-2066 Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe with your check made out to Hernando Sun Publications to P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 For Subscription Customer Service, Please call (352) 238-5454 News Desk For news tips, concerns, or corrections call: (352) 238-5454 ID STATEMENT: Hernando Sun is published weekly, by Hernando Sun Pub lications, LLC at 13491 Simmons Lake Road, Brooksville, FL 34601.; Publication Title: The Hernando Sun; Publication number: 16590; Issue Date: April 6 12, 2018; Statement of Lake Rd Brooksville, FL 34601; Application to Mail at Period icals Postage Prices is Approved at Tampa Bulk Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) 5433 W Sligh Ave Ste A Tampa, FL 33634-9651; POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Hernando Sun P.O. Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 Where is The Hernando Sun sold? You can purchase The Hernando Sun at Pub lix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Walgreens, 7-eleven, Speedway, Sunoco, Racetrac and Dollar General locations in Hernando County. Additionally, we have vending boxes at the Hernando County Courthouse, Florida Cracker Kitchen, entrance to Brookridge, at the Highpoint Club House. 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 Sun or would like to request a vending box placement. By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER On September 12, 2016, the Hernando County Board of County Com missioners approved LSF Health Systems to serve as lead applicant for the Florida Department of Children and Families grant opportunity "Crimi nal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (CJMHSA)," on behalf of the county. The primary goal of the $58,313 grant was to assess and plan for initiatives that in crease public safety, avert increased spending on the criminal justice system and improve the acces of treatment services for adults who have a mental illness, substance abuse disorders, or co-occurring mental health and sub stance abuse disorders, who are in, or at risk of entering the criminal jus tice system. At the March 27, 2018 Board of County Commis sioners (BOCC) meeting, Hernando County Health and Human Service Man sented an overview of the study, identifying points of intervention or diversion for individuals 18 years of age and older with mental illness or substance abuse from the criminal justice system. Several local and state agencies participated, including The Hernando County Community Coali tion, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), The Dawn Center, the sioner John Allocco was mentioned as a participant in the Steering Committee. The assessment found that Hernando County exceeded the states rates in suicide (from 20042015), mental health hos violence. At the Hernando County Detention Center, 21% of booked inmates stated they were on pre scription medications for mental health disorders, with 17.9% receiving psychotropic medication. Psychotropic medications can also include meds such as tramadol and cognition and mood, but are not used to treat men tal illness. in the assessment, partic ularly gaps in available services, or barriers indi viduals face, such as lack of comprehensive public transportation, no stable long-term housing, and general lack of resources. According to the results, these barriers will increase likelihood that people with mental illness will end up in jail. LSF Health Systems is seeking board approval to apply for next cycle, which will include a $400,000 grant, with a 10% match by the county. The next steps will be to implement and expand diversion programs, which will prevent inappropriate incarceration of those with mental illness and co-occurring disorders, and reducing jail time for those currently incarcerat ed. The program will also appropriate community services following jail or prison. Overall, reduced spending on the criminal justice system is expect ed. Data available from Lake County showed a savings of $194,400 when and intercepted for di version and treatment for 180 days. Greater savings for Hernando County is expected due to higher average costs per day for a jail bed. Commissioner Nick Nicholson stated his sup port of diversion programs For a minor crime jail have a criminal record, and to re-enter the workforce, makes it much olson acknowledged the cost-savings in diversion, remain productive in the workforce, whereas incar cerated, they cannot. Two motions were voted giving permission to apply for the expansion and implementation phase, and the second to gather all re submit to the state. Both passed unanimously. By BEN GRUDZINSKI HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER tribute to the growth of County Line Road and its development projects, the county has evaluated the sale of water from Hernan do County to Pasco Countyfor a particular development just south of County Line Road. On March 27, 2018, the Hernando County Board of County Commis sioners continued the discussion from previ ous meetings held in February and March on the matter. The previous meet ings held resulted in the denial of the sale of potable water, but the Commissioners brought up the prospect of potentially supplying sion needs. The current water use permit in twenty yearsafter being established in 2015. The current water use summary, provided by Hernando County Utilities, states that by 2035 the total permis sible quantity of water for Hernando would be 23.3 million gallons per day. In 2017, Hernan dos water usage totaled to about 18.8 million gallons per day, 80% of the permitted quantity. HCUD estimates, The daily usage for 2017 was approximately 4% higher than the previous year. If this trend contin ues, HCUD would reach its permitted allowable capacity by the year 2023, well short of the expected permitted term of 2035. It is because of these projections, the Board elected not to supply waterbut was willing to consider sup plying it, in conjunction with Pasco County, for The HCUD analysis report also mentioned developments will also be problematic in terms of water supply. The Spring Hill Town Center project will add 450,000 gallons per day in residential water usage and 100,000 gallons per day in commer cial water usage. The report states, When the subject of water supply was mentioned during this meeting (July 26, 2017 pre-application meeting), a SWFWMD representative present stated decisively that no additional water withdrawal would be permitted in the Spring Hill area. Any additional water withdrawal would have to be from the north or eastern regions of the County. The util ity has initiated capital projects to add one or more water plants and associated wells in the eastern service area, but these are only in the planning stages now and will not be available to provide water for the western service area for many years. Once available groundwa ter sources have been depleted, the county will have to move to more expensive and less desirable water sources, such as reverse osmo sis and direct potable project is estimated to use 147,000 gallons per day of water for residen tial and 22,000 gallons per day for commercial. Commissioner Dukes concern for the pro posed measure and went on to disagree with the pression provision. were overwhelming ly against Hernando County selling water to Pasco County. Mention ing that it doesnt make sense with the stringent measures that have been taken by [Hernando] County like only being able to water once a week, in an attempt to save as much water as possible, only to have it be given away. Antho ny Palmieri, contrib uting the last remarks brought up the point that allowing for this sale to go through would set a precedent that could start a slippery slope. Mentioning that if it happens once, it may happen againbut what happens if the water in the county runs out? County Commissioner Dukes made the motion to deny water for Pasco County including no passed unanimously. Researchers study old wooden ship remains on Florida beach By HERNANDO SUN STAFF As space permits, we will continue to publish the bills that Gov. Scott has signed from the last legislative session. SB 100 Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-In come Persons This bill cuts taxes and fees by creating an exemption from local business taxes for honorably dis charged veterans and their spouses, allowing veterans to receive an driver license with the word Veteran at no cost, and reducing driv er license service fees for veterans. CS/CS/SB 140 Marriage Licenses This bill prohibits the issuance of a marriage license to youths. SB 168 Nonnative Animals This bill creates a pilot program within the Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission to remove nonnative species. CS/SB 382 Transportation Facility Designations This bill makes 39 honorary or memorial transporta tion facility designations throughout the state, including Senator Greg Evers Memorial High way. CS/SB 566 Unlawful Detention by a Transient Occupant that may be considered transient occupants of residential property, provides for the ter mination of transient occupancies, and au thorizes the recovery of personal belongings by a transient occupant. CS/CS/SB 740 Department of Agri culture and Consumer Services This bill makes various changes within the Department of Agriculture and Con sumer Services, includ ing increased protec tions for consumers and CS/SB 872 Young Farmers and Ranchers This bill cre ates an advisory council and clearinghouse for resources to support young adults and veter ans working in farming and ranching. CS/SB 1552 Juvenile Justice This bill continues the direct support organization within the Department of Juvenile Justice and enhances public safety. CS/CS/SB 1576 Animal Welfare This bill creates a process to return lost cats and dogs to their owners, especially after storms, and increases penalties for animal cruelty. HB 37 Direct Primary Care Agreements This bill establishes a provision for a direct primary care agreement between a patient and health care practitioner. HB 283 Cardiac Programs This bill expands the criteria for adult cardiovascular services for hospitals seeking licensure as a level 1 program.CS/CS HB 351 Prescription Drug Pric ing Transparency This bill requires pharmacy of Insurance Regula tion and increases drug price transparency. CS/HB 395 Martin County This bill creates the Town of Hobe Sound in Martin County if approved by a referendum of local voters. CS/HB 547 Reports Concerning Seized or Forfeited Property This bill changes the date that law enforcement agencies are required to submit an annual report relating to the Contra band Forfeiture Act. CS/HB 581 Subpoenas in Investiga tions of Sexual Offens Bills Gov. Scott has signed into law PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) A 48foot section of an old sailing ship has washed ashore on a Florida beach, thrilling research ers who are rushing to study it before it's reclaimed by the sea. The Florida Times-Union reports the well-preserved section of a wooden ship's hull washed ashore overnight Tuesday on Flori da's northeastern coast. Researchers with the St. Augustine Light house and Maritime Museum have been documenting the artifact and say it could date back as far as the 1700s. Museum historian Brendan Burke told the newspaper that evidence suggests the vessel was once sheeted in copper, and that crews found Roman numerals carved on its wooden ribs. Researchers rushed to photograph and measure the wreckage. The photos will be used to create a 3-D model. ___ Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, See BILLS, Page 6 County to pursue grant to fund mental health incarceration diversion program To prevent inappropriate incarceration of those with mental illness and improve their access to resources Commissioners decide not to sell water to Pasco development


April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 3 EDUCATION MEETINGS 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 School Board Mtgs April 24 2PM Workshop 6PM Regular 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 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 Here you go, I know you guys just have a job to do. CARUSO, MICHAEL JOSEPH YOB: 1977 TATTOO: TRIBAL BAND CHARGES: POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION DRUG PARA PHERNALIA Arrested at 03/29/2018 16:10 235 COBBLESTONE DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 3/29/18 at approximately 1549 hours, I observed a white male sitting against a tree in the parking lot of the Calvary Church located at 235 Cobblestone Drive. I made contact with this individual, who advised he was homeless in the area. Through conversation, I asked the sub ject if he would like to provide me with a form of identity and he handed me his Florida driv ers license from his wallet. He stated, Here you go, I know you guys just have a job to do. defendant, Michael J. Caruso. I checked Michael for any wants or warrants through this agencys telecommuni cation system, at which time I was advised Michael had a possible warrant out of Pasco County for Contempt of Court. I detained Michael at this point, warrant. At approximately 1610 hours, the warrant was con into custody, please refer to Hernando County Case report 2018-09641. Michael was searched incident the warrant. He advised he had a pipe in his front left pants pocket. In that pocket, I recov ered a glass pipe containing a clear crystal like substance residue. Michael advised this substance was methamphet amine. While searching a yellow bag that Michael had in his possession, I recovered 2 more glass pipes, and 16 empty clear small baggies that was done on the pipes, and the baggies, both testing positive for methamphetamine. All contraband was secured and placed into evidence respec tively. Photos of the parapher nalia and positive test results were taken as well. Michael was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center and charged with 2 counts of possession of paraphernalia. Michael was and a misdemeanor court date of 4/20/18 at 0900 hours in Courtroom C of the Hernando County Court House." Strong odor of Marijuana Emitting from Vehicle Leads to Drug Bust HORTON, DESMOND TYRE YOB: 1991 CHARGES: POSS OF CO CAINE, POSSESSION OF HASHISH, POSS OF MARI JUANA, DRIVERS LICENSE Arrested at 03/29/2018 22:22 THUNDERBIRD AVE & FOR EST OAKS BLVD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 3/29/18 at approximately 2137 hours, I observed a silver Lincoln bear ing FL tag JKFE70 traveling westbound on Forest Oaks Boulevard. While traveling be hind this vehicle, I could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from this vehicle. As I positioned my vehicle closer to this vehicle, the smell of marijuana began to get stron ger. It should be noted this vehicle and I were the only 2 vehicles traveling on this road. I checked the license plate attached to this vehicle through ELVIS, and it revealed the registered owner, Sarah Vierra, was a black female and did not have a valid drivers license. It should be noted, ELVIS did not have a picture of this subject, only the description of a black female. The driver of this vehi cle at the time appeared to be a black subject with long hair in a ponytail. I activated my emergency stop at the intersection of Forest Oaks Boulevard and Thunderbird Avenue based on this information. I made contact with the driver, who was iden Desmond advised he does not have a valid drivers license at this time and the vehicle belongs to his girlfriend, Sarah. While speaking with Desmond, I observed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Desmond advised he does have marijuana in the ve hicle and he will cooperate with law enforcement. He stated his electronic cigarette, which he handed to me willingly, contained marijuana. I secured this object and advised him to exit the vehicle. Upon searching Desmonds person, I recovered a small bag containing a green, leafy substance from his right tested positive for marijuana, using NarcoTest Kit 7608. This substance weighed 1.1 grams without the bag that contained it. Desmond was detained and placed into the rear of my patrol vehicle. While searching the vehicle, I observed a black fabric pouch that contained a small purple bottle. Inside of this bottle was a small clear plastic bag containing a white, powdery substance. This substance using NarcoTest Kit 7604. This substance weighed 4.1 grams with the bag that contained it. The brown contents inside of the electronic cigarette were NarcoTest Kit 7608, and it was positive. This substance weighed 14.4 grams with the canister of the cigarette that contained it. A check of this agencys telecommunication system revealed Desmond does not have or possess a valid drivers license. It revealed his license was suspended in April 2013, and since then he has not obtained another license. Desmond only has a valid Desmond was transported to the Hernando County Deten tion Center and charged with sion of Cocaine, Possession of Hashish, Possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and driving with no valid drivers license. Desmond was given a issued a Felony court date of 4/23/18 at 0830 hours, in Courtroom E, at the Hernan do County Courthouse." BLAKE, DALE MARTIN YOB: 1974 CHARGES: UTTERING FORGED INSTRUMENT Arrested at 03/30/2018 12:58 10277 ROSETTI CT, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/30/2018 at approximately 1108 hours the defendant, Dale Blake, entered the Bank of America, 11050 Spring Hill Drive. The defendant approached the teller and presented a Bank of America check, check #1521, with the name of Ellie..., the victim, his mother, as the check owner. The defendant attempted to cash the check in the amount cation card and even provided a thumbprint on the check, check to be fraudulent as there was no signature, just a printed name of Ellie... written in the advised the defendant that law enforcement would be called he stated, I dont want any problems, dont worry about it. The defendant then left the area prior to law enforcement's arrival, leaving the check counter. No funds were withdrawn from the bank. After retrieving all information from the bank and while en route to the victims residence (located just a few blocks away from the bank), the defendant was located and a consensual encounter took place. Post Miranda Warning read via my issued Miranda Warning card, the defendant admitted to writing the check in his own cash it at the bank; the defen dant even provided a sworn written statement stating, I wanted to buy a motorcycle but the bank was giving me problems. Contact was made with the vic tim, who advised that she did not authorize this transaction. The defendant was taken into custody and transport ed to the Hernando County Detention Center without incident, where he remains on of 04/23/2018 at 0830 hours in Courtroom E of the Hernan do County Courthouse was provided." Handed Her Purse to the deputy and said "Go ahead and look", He found Meth POTAVIN, LAUREN MARIE YOB: 1990 TATTOO: STARS RIGHT EAR CHARGES: POSS OF METH AMPHETAMINE, POSSES SION DRUG PARAPHERNA LIA Arrested at 03/30/2018 14:08 4075 DELTONA BLVD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/30/2018 contact was made with Lauren Potavin at the Family Dollar located at 4075 Deltona Boulevard in reference to a theft investigation. Upon speaking with the defendant, she advised that she Didnt steal anything and subse quently handed her purse to this deputy and stated, Go ahead and look. A check of the purse did reveal there to be a small clear plastic case which contained a crystal then conducted on the clear substance using a NARCO test kit, which did reveal a positive presence of methamphet amine. The defendant was then taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail. Once at the jail the clear crys tal like substance was weighed revealed the total weight to be 3.1 grams with packaging. The defendant was then given a court date of 04/23/2018 and Charged with Obstruction of Highway SANDERS, SCOTT TRAVIS YOB: 1974 TATTOO: CROSS CHARGES: OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY Arrested at 03/30/2018 14:13 OSOWAW BLVD & COMMER CIAL WAY, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/30/2018, the defendant was observed by this writer standing in the center divider of Osowaw Boulevard, near the intersection of Commercial Way, in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida. The defendant was then observed walking into the roadway, soliciting the drivers for donations, and in doing so, causing an obstruc light was green and vehicles were not able to move due to him accepting money from the driver of that vehicle. Upon making contact with the defendant, who did not possess a permit to solicit, he admitted to being at the intersection to solicit donations and admitted to obstructing dant was also observed with a homemade sign that read, HOMELESS VET ALL HELPS GOD BLESS that he admitted to utilizing prior to being ap proached by law enforcement. The defendant was previously charged two times in the last two months with violating this statute. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail, where A9E6P6E, given a court date of 04/20/2018, and placed on a While Being Booked into Jail a Needle Fell out of His Pants HORNER, CHAD A YOB: 1984 CHARGES: POSSESS/INTRO CNTRBND-JAIL Arrested at 03/30/2018 20:12 16425 SPRING HILL DR, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "On dispatched to the Hernando County Jail in reference to in troduction of contraband. Upon with Deputy Baker, he stated the defendant is a weekender at the Hernando County Jail. While he was conducting a pat down of the defendant a nee dle fell out of the defendant's pants. The defendant advised Deputy B. he forgot he had placed it in his left waistband of his boxer. The defendant was already in The defendant was provided a Felony court date 04/23/2018 at 0830 hours, in Courtroom E of the Hernando County Court house, in Brooksville, Florida Shoplifting Leads to Drugs and Identity Information O'NEAL, AMBER ROSE YOB:1992 TATTOO: UNKNOWN TAT TOOS CHARGES: RETAIL THEFT (SHOPLIFTING), POSSES SION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, UNLAWFUL POSS PERSON AL ID Arrested at 03/31/2018 12:20 1485 COMMERCIAL WAY, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On March 31, 2018, at approximately 1200 hours I responded to the Walmart located at 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida, in reference to a theft. Upon arrival contact was made with the defendant as she was exiting the garden department and passing all points of sale. The defendant had a cosmetic items that were not all paid for. She was also wearing a hat that was not paid for. The defendant had multiple bags of her own in the cart. Hidden under one of those bags was a shirt that was not paid for. The total amount for all items taken The defendant was then taken into custody and brought back and she was read her Miranda rights. The defendant stated that she forgot to pay for the items, but could not say why she placed all the cosmetics in a separate bag, removed the tags from the items, and hid the shirt under her bags. The defendant stated all of the bags in her possession were hers. While searching her bags, incident to arrest, I lo cated four glass pipes used for smoking methamphetamine in a pouch. The defendant stated they were not hers, but could not explain why it was in her possession. The pipes later amphetamine. I then found a marijuana pipe in another bag that the defendant stated was used for smoking marijuana, but then later said it was not ed positive for THC. Deputy C S then conducted a search of the defendant and she located a small plastic bag and a pill in a plastic wrapper hidden in the defendants bra. The defendant then stated thats my Xanax but stated she did not have a prescription for it. Xanax is the brand name for Alprazolam. Also while searching the defendants bags, I located a state issued EBT card for Ko ren Ledford, a Florida drivers license for Katherine Klant, Rhonda Jackson, Emmanuel Jimenez Torres, and Danielle Blake, and a Bank of America debit card for Jessica Berry and 1 or 1 Inc. I then found two notebooks containing per for Jerry Woodham, Jesus Ledesma, Michelle Robsa, Shelly Runenik, Stacey Woodham, Logan Woodham, Robert Clark, and Tyler Woodham. I also located a ler Woodham, and a Netspend Visa debit card for Stacey Woodham. The defendant stated that she did not have permission to have the per for any of the subjects listed. She also stated that it was not hers after already stating all of the bags were hers. The defendant was then transported to the Hernando County Jail. She was given a court date of April 23, at 0830 hours. She was given a total Fugitive Falls Through the Ceiling NUTT, MICHAEL LORING YOB: 1986 TATTOO: UNKNOWN CHARGES: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at 03/31/2018 14:52 3529 ORION RD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 03/31/2018, multiple deputies from the Hernando County the residence of 3529 Orion Road in reference to Nicole Davies and Michael Nutt being present. Both subject had ac tive felony warrants which law enforcement was attempting to serve. All deputies that were present were wearing Class B agency issued uniforms. Upon arrival Michael was observed in the rear of the residence. Upon knocking on the front door the home owner, Ricardo Garmendez, answered and began to speak with law enforcement. While speaking with the homeown er, deputies could hear what sounded like people moving in the attic. Ricardo then allowed deputies into the residence to conduct a search. A search of the residence did reveal there to be an open attic access in the master bedroom. Upon announcing Michael partially fell through the ceiling in the living room, causing a wide hole. Deputies were unable to get to Michael before he re-entered the ceiling. Michael and Nicole then be gan to walk around in the ceil ing, in order to evade arrest. While walking around in the attic, both subjects damaged the ceiling and made several new holes. The total value of Less than lethal force was then utilized at which point, Michael surrendered and exit ed the ceiling. Nicole refused to come down from the roof, therefore, Hernando depu ties entered and physically removed her. Both subjects were then transported to the Hernando County Jail. Once at the jail, Michael was given a court date of 04/23/2018, and held Calling me a Dick Head multiple times DEJAYNES, TERRENCE WAYNE YOB: 1966 TATTOO: WINGS CHARGES: POSS OF MAR IJUANA, UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE, KNOW INGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED/REVOKED Arrested at 03/31/2018 21:38 WEEPING WILLOW ST & ADAMS ST, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "On 03/31/2018, while on pro active patrol in the area of the intersection of Weeping Willow and Adams Street, I observed a 1998 red in color GMC pickup, bearing FL tag #Y38JTY, driving southbound on Weeping Willow, passing my patrol vehicle. I observed the defendant in the drivers seat with his window down. the defendant then turned eastbound on Adams Street and parked in the middle of the roadway and turned the highway obstruction. I activated my patrol vehicle overhead lights and conduct vehicle at Weeping Willow and Adams Street. I made contact with the driver of the vehicle and advised him of the reason for the stop, which he started to become belligerent, calling me a dick head multiple times. The defendant con tinued to advise he does not have a valid drivers license. The driver of the vehicle Dejaynes, 11/16/1966, via name and date of birth. An ELVIS search of the vehicle's tag came back to a 1990 silver Ford pickup truck, defendant was in possession of was unregistered. A teletype search of the defendants drivers license has been revoked since 11/05/1988. Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, the search revealed a white marijuana positive for THC content via NARCO test kit. The defendant was then placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail where he is being defendant will have a manda tory court date of 04/20/2018 at the Hernando County Courthouse in Courtroom "C", at 0900 hours." Good Samaritan convicted of contempt for not testifying WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A man deemed a Good Samaritan for chasing down a purse-snatcher has been convicted of con tempt for failing to testify in the case. The Palm Beach Post reports 40-year-old Corey Wyatt was convicted Thursday after prosecutor Luisa Berti said he put other priori ties over testifying. Berti said Wyatt told her before the other man's theft trial in October that he was reluc tant to testify. She warned Wyatt that he could be held in contempt. That other man was convicted of theft even without Wyatt's testimony. Still, Berti asked for jail time in Wyatt's contempt case to show that court summonses aren't optional. Wyatt was instead sentenced to 50 hours of community service and must write an apology letter. His attorney, James Volpi, said the case showed "no good deed goes unpunished." ___ Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,


By KATHRYN DENTATO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Preparing students for college and university is an important goal for Central High Schools principal, Kelly Slusser, but she needs students in her school in order to do that. Data provided by Ms. Slusser showed that Central High School has the largest number of in coming freshmen (119 stu dents) who are choosing an education program that does not include Central. Its a trend Ms. Slusser wants to reverse. The Advanced Interna developed by Cambridge University, with its emphasis on accelerated education across seven subjects, could be one way of making that happen. Ms. Slusser presented the program to the school board at their workshop on March 27, 2018. has been widely used in more than 10,000 schools around the world for the past 50 years, it has only taken root in Florida since 2001. It is used by 90 high schools in the state. The international emphasis and intensive allow students to earn college credit for subjects in which they successfully complete examinations, beginning in their fresh man year. If students meet the standards of the program, which include passing the seven subject areas and the examina tions for each, they are diploma. Students who pass courses, but have not will still earn the college credits associated with the courses. The standards are high, and students are chal lenged to work at or near the college level. The GPA is also weighted like AP or IB programs, at 5.0. Among the ben to choose from more than 100 courses to suit the individual school. This would allow the student to path. The four major skills subject content, learning skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. An diplomas are accepted at all Florida colleges and universities. Universities and colleges elsewhere, both internationally and in the US, also accept the diplomas. Florida Bright Futures Scholarships have become for even good students to attain. Students who seven subject areas will be awarded the Bright Futures Scholarships at the 100 percent level, providing they also have completed the necessary community service hours. Critical thinking and writing skills are devel oped as they progress through the program. Students can tailor the courses to their inter also opens the doors to a broader range of colleges and universities, includ ing Ivy League schools. additional scholarships diploma. Because the courses will be similar to the AP the teachers should also be able to adjust to the new curriculum fairly quickly. Ideally, students could pass the exams at the end of 11th grade, and their senior year would consist of electives or any courses they need to retake. The tests are written with an international focus, so the pass rate is 10-15% higher than is typically found in AP course exams. According to Ms. Slusser, Cambridge also with an opportunity to expand to middle school and to elementary school. The high schools close association with West Hernando Middle School tary is another reason to make Central the ideal program. plan Ms. Slusser proposed draws on approximately 20% of the available AP funds, with the shortfall being covered by the district. The application year, and registration fees for the courses that year would be prorated. The lent) for each course exam per student is .16. Diplo students participate, more of the cost will be reim bursed. Beginning with the third year, funding should be almost entirely paid period, the budget pro posal shows that 80% of the cost would come from the internal AP funding, with the district paying the balance of 20%. Beyond self-sustaining. The School Board gave a consensus to move forward and the proposal will be brought before the board for a vote on April 10, 2018. 4 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 LOCAL & STATE HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! School board ponders program for Central High BILLS from page 2 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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Newspapers are provided to teachers for them to incorporate into their curriculum, thus giving students in our community a source of local knowledge. 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 made pay able to Newspapers in Education to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 The Hernando Sun Newspapers in Education Program Name of Person who recommended The Hernando Sun to you, or where did Submitted by the Hernan do County School District BROOKSVILLE The Hernando County School District will make the following administrative 1, 2018. Brent Gaustad, acting interim principal of Moton Elementary School (MES) will leave his po sition as principal of D.S. Parrott Middle (DSPMS) and remain Principal of Moton for the long term. Gaustad, an experi enced administrator and long-time resident of Brooksville, is credited with successfully turning around DSPMS from a school grade of D in 2014 to a B in 2017. Challenger K8 Assistant Principal (AP), Patty D. Martin will join Gaustad as the AP of MES. This is a homecoming for Martin who taught at MES from 2000-2005. Known for her organizational sav vy, Martin brings varied administrative experiences from elementary and mid dle school to her leader ship. Gaustad and Martin served as administrators at DSPMS in 2013. Moton AP, Cari ORo urke will transfer to School District announces administrative changes for 2018-2019 Awards granted by CRA Committee The City of Brooksville Community Redevelop utive Review Committee cial property improvement matching grant on April 2, 2018. The grant was for the following: Applicant/Business: Country Cottage on Main Street (Adult Day Care Center, LLC) Applicant: John Plant Business Location: 201 S. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601 Grant Award: $4,450.00 towards roof and porch repair All commercial prop erties located in the Brooksville CRA dis trict are eligible for this improvement matching grant program. The area An international pre-university program for college credits es This bill enhances investigative or law enforcement agencies use of subpoenas in investigations involving certain sexual offenses. CS/HB 631 Possession of Real Prop erty This bill updates real property provisions relating to access of real property and the estab lishment of customary use. CS/HB 675 Pharmacies This bill creates a Class III institutional pharmacy permit and provides pa rameters for the permit. CS/CS/CS/HB 841 Community Associa tions This bill revises numerous provisions relating to community associations regarding reporting requirements, and bylaws. HB 869 Ranger Drainage District, Orange Coun ty This bill removes approximately 3,000 acres of land west of the Econlockhatchee River from the Ranger Drain age District. CS/CS/HB 875 Limitations of Actions Other Than for the Re covery of Real Property statute of limitations in actions based on a defect in the design, planning, or construc tion of a building or other improvement to real property and provides that certain time-barred claims may HB 889 West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund of the City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County This bill implements enhancements agreed upon between the City of West Palm Beach and their police union. HB 891 St. Lucie County This bill returns the Special Restaurant Beverage licensing law to general law in St. Lucie County. CS/CS/HB 901 Acme Improvement District and Pine Tree Water Control District, Palm Beach County This bill transfers 50 acres of land from the Acme Improvement District to the Pine Tree Water Control District for land development in the Flying Cow Ranch area. CS/CS/HB 937 Perinatal Mental Health This bill requires the Department of Health to provide perinatal mental health informa tion through the Family Health Line toll-free hotline. HB 1013 Daylight Saving Time This bill declares the Legislatures intent to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round throughout the entire state of Florida if ap proved by Congress. HB 1015 Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Monroe County This bill limits the service of Florida Keys Mosquito Control District members to three terms or a total of 12 years. CS/HB 1017 Seminole County This bill requires a ref erendum of local voters to approve cardroom gaming within Semi nole County, following the Seminole County Charter. CS/CS/CS/HB 1059 Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult This bill creates an injunction exploitation of a vulner able adult. CS/HB 1065 Expunction of Criminal History Records This bill permits a person that receives a judgment of acquittal or not guilty be eligible to have his or her criminal record expunged. CS/HB 1071 City of Clearwater, Pinellas County This bill removes the prohibi tion against certain land in the City of Clearwater from being used for carnivals and shows. CS/CS/CS/HB 1073 Department of Finan cial Services This bill and procedures within divisions of the De partment of Financial Services, including the Divisions of Treasury, Risk Management, In vestigative and Forensic Services, and State Fire Marshal. Challenger K8 (CK8) as assistant principal and Rosemarie Maiorini, AP at CK8, will supervise the Quest program as the ad ministrator over the gifted program. The position of Principal of D.S. Parrott will be post April. A summary of each ad ministrators work experi ence is included below. Brent Gaustad Current-2012 Principal, DSPMS 2012-08 AP, Hernando High 2008-07 AP, Springstead High Began with HCSD in 1988 Cari ORourke Current-2017 AP, MES 2017-14 AP, Westside Elem. 2014-13 AP, Chocachatti Elem. Began with HCSD in 1995 Rosemarie Maiorini Current-2015 AP, CK8 2015-1995 Teacher Began with HCSD in 1995 Patty D. Martin Current-2015 AP, CK8 2015-13 AP, DSPMS 2013-09 Reading Coach, Hernando High Began with HCSD in 2000 includes properties that front along portions of Main Street, Liberty Street, Street, Fort Dade Ave nue, and Saxon Avenue. A map of the CRA area and a copy of the grant application are available on the Citys web site at www.cityofbrooksville. us, or at the Community Development Depart ment, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida. For further information on the CRA grant program, call Steve Gouldman, AICP, City Planner, Community Development Department, at (352) 540-3810. 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April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE Access issue stalls Shoal Line Rec Area planning By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER At the regular Board of County Commission ers (BOCC) meeting held on March 27, 2018, the board considered moving forward with building a recreational area at the Weeki Wa chee Preserve, on Shoal Line Boulevard just east of Hernando Beach. Hernando County Util ities Director Gordon Onderdonk presented the board and public with maps of areas to be pre sented to the Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District (SFWMD), for further negotiation of purchase or trade. Commissioner Wayne Dukes gave a brief historical overview regarding the Weeki Wachee Preserve, and several other parcels that could be used for public recreation. He described obstacles that were faced four years ago, which involved cost and feasibility of controlling includes a lake. Weve been looking at this for a long time because its a great thing, however, its not easy to get done. Commissioner John Allocco is concerned about access from Shoal Line Boulevard, and would rather see access from Osowaw, perhaps only to the lake. That years ago ... But theres a bear corridor and a bird sanctuary there... it cant be a people corridor, because its for the bears, Commis sioner Nick Nicholson Other options may be examined Oak Hill HospitalsF o r Y our H e a l t hCommunity Education Series Tuesday, April 24, 2018Advances in Breast Health: 3D Mammography5:30 pm 7:00 pmOak Hill Hospital GME Conference CenterPresented By: Alene Wright, MD, Cheryl Whitman, RN, CBCN Michelle Ryder, RTRMOAK HILL HOSPITAL GME BUILDING11307 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613 Oak Hil l Hospital1.9 Miles East From US 19 to State Road 50H Hernando M edical Offices GME answered with a laugh. Nicholson added that the new plan is to install acceleration/deceleration Shoal Line as quickly as possible to prevent ob Several Hernando Beach residents spoke to the board, opposing the plan. The oft-cited reason for the opposition is that the Weeki Wachee Preserve should be pre served, and not converted into a recreation area at all. Charles D. Greenwell of Hernando Beach stated, Hernando Beach represents something that is being lost in Florida every day old Florida charm. Greenwell is also pursuing the District 2 Commission seat this year. Other residents ex pressed concerns about already-existing litter problem, and the fact that bears evidently cant read signs that will alert them to stay out of human-pop ulated areas. Chuck Morton of the Hernando County Port Authority suggested structive, based on the INITIAL PHASE PARKING (406 SPACES) SECOND PHASE PARKING (140 SPACES) ACCESS with turn lanes GATE HOUSE BEACH 4 ACRES WETLAND LINE FISHING PLATFORM 1,000 Linear Feet of Shoreline Trail/Boardwalk Foot/Bike Bridge Fishing Platform WETLAND LINE Trailhead & Kayak Rental Kayak & Canal Access Trail/Boardwalk Pavillion Kayak Launch Kayak Loading Area Fishing Platform Trail/ Boardwalk Wetland Line Conceptual Exhibit Weeki Wachee Preserve Park RIGHT: This map shows the possible access from Osowaw Blvd, but the eastern portion of the property outlined in blue as the proposed recreation area is designated as restricted access. Shoal Line Recreation Area Conceptual Plan See REC AREA page 6


President Donald Trump; e White House; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20500 Comments: 202-456-1111; Switchboard: 202-456-1414 Senator Bill Nelson 716 Senate Hart Oce Building; Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183 Senator Marco Rubio 284 Russell Senate Oce Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-3041 US Rep Daniel Webster 15 N Main Street, Ste B Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-241-9280 Tuesday & ursday 6 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 LOCAL & STATE TIDE CHART APRIL 6 Baby Storytime WH 4/6/2018 10 10:30 AM Reg istration is open A Storytime featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! VITA SH 4/6/2018 10AM 1PM Vol unteer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only Toddler Storytime WH 4/6/2018 10:30 11AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and History and Biography Book discussion BV 4/6/2018 11AM 12PM Please join us to discuss "Richard Nixon: The Life", by John A. Farrell. Preschool Storytime WH 4/6/2018 11:15 11:45 AM and much more designed for children between the ages CryptoQuote answer on page 15 Library Programs SHSpring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WHWest Hernando Branch Library located at 6335 Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 BVBrooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH East Hernando Branch located at 6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 IN, OUT & ABOUT of 3-5. SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) 4/6/2018 12 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insur ance Counseling and Infor mation during open enroll ment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Signing for Everyday Living SH 4/6/2018 1 2:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Tech Tutors SH 4/6/2018 2:30 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! APRIL 7 Adult Coloring for Stress Relief and Relaxation EH 4/7/2018 10AM 2PM Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for soothing mu sic, a cup of herbal tea, a dol lop of art therapy and maybe meet a new friend or two. Game On! EH 4/7/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! VITA SH 4/7/2018 10AM 1 PM Vol unteer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only Anime Club SH 4/7/2018 11 AM 12:30 PM Registration is open Are you a fan of anime, manga, or Japanese culture? Join Anime Club, where you can watch, read, and enjoy anime & manga with other fans. Osteoarthritis SH 4/7/2018 1:30 2:30 PM Registration is open An edu cational talk on osteoarthritis and the latest treatment op tions to date including stem cell/prp injections. APRIL 9 4/9/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Ready to surf the web"? In this class youll learn some of the fundamentals of using the Internet. Meditation Mondays WH 4/9/2018 11AM 12 PM Make your Monday a more mindful Monday with us meditation provides many body & spirit. First half dis cussion of resource followed by meditation. Let's explore Italy! WH 4/9/2018 4:30 6PM Regis tration is open Interview an Italian Native who survived WWII, enjoy delectable Italian foods and treats and awe at the marvelous wonders this beautiful country offers! APRIL 10 4/10/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Ready to surf the web"? In this class youll learn some of the fundamentals of using the Internet. Storytime BV 4/10/2018 10:30 11 AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Internet Q&A WH 4/10/2018 12:15 PM 1:15 PM Regis tration is open Florida 505 Book Discus sions SH 4/10/2018 2:30 4PM Spring Hill Branch holds monthly discussions of Florida-themed writings. Ask for a copy of the assigned reading & join in. Essential Oils 102 WH 4/10/2018 3 4PM You are basic knowledge of Essential Oils, but you want to kick it up a notch with Essential Oils 102. Junior Coders SH 4/10/2018 4:30 5:30 PM Come to the library to learn the basics of coding! Children will be able to discover the building blocks of coding by being able to play with and manipulate several different coding tools such as Ozobots, Dash and Dot robots, the Code-a-Pillar, and others. Recommended for ages 4-8. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing EH 4/10/2018 5 7PM Join other beginning ukulele players for some laid-back strumming and singing. All ages and levels welcome. APRIL 11 4/11/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Ready to surf the web"? In this class youll learn some of the fundamentals of using the Internet. Writing Your Life Stories WH 4/11/2018 10:15 11:45 AM Registration is open "When writing the story of your life, never let anyone else hold the pen." Though we encourage writing by hand, you may bring a laptop if you prefer. Please ensure it is fully charged. Florida-Friendly Landscap ing Program SH 4/11/2018 10:30 AM 12 PM Topic: The Top Ten Things Newcomers Need to Know About Their Florida Yard Storytime EH 4/11/2018 10:30 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Financial Management Series EH 4/11/2018 2 4PM This month's topic: Calendar Based Budgeting Coding for Kids WH 4/11/2018 4:30 5:30 PM Registration is open Kids, come join us and learn how to program and code. Each month, we'll go over basic programming and coding skills and then put them to the test using Scratch. Whether you h Score Workshop Building a Business Plan for a Suc cessful Business SH 4/11/2018 5 6:45 PM The Business Plan is the manual that guides the companys daily operation and activ ity towards the goals and objectives that have been established. Instructional handouts, sample plans, and business development mate rial will be distributed to all seminar participants. Baby Storytime BV 4/12/2018 10 11 AM A storytime featuring stories, bouce rhymes, songs and more just for babies and their caregivers. 4/12/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Ready to surf the web"? In this class youll learn some of the fundamentals of using the Internet. Life Starts at 50 Club WH 4/12/2018 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Registration is open Join the new monthly club for folks 50 and over! Each month's program will contain fun and educational topics, speakers, and activities of interest to people 50+. Toddler Storytime -SH 4/12/2018 10:30 11AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime SH 4/12/2018 11:15 AM 12PM and much more designed for children between the ages of 3-5. Steampunk Coloring Class WH 4/12/2018 1 2:30 PM Reg istration is open Steampunk "What the past would be like if the future happened sooner" Movies @ your library SH 4/12/2018 2 4PM Synopsis Four teenagers are sucked into a jungle-themed video game. LEGO Club BV 4/12/2018 4:30 5:30 PM Build the coolest LEGO creations your imagination will allow using the library's collection of LEGOs. Psychology of Communica tion WH 4/12/2018 5 7PM Discover the Psychological science behind the art of communi cation. Baby Storytime WH 4/13/2018 10 10:30 AM Registration is open A Story 4/4/2018 ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL 8727122 T idal Data Print V iew 1 / 1 Station Name: ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL Action: Daily Product: T ide Predictions Start Date & T ime: 2018/4/6 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/4/13 1 1:59 PM Source: NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS Prediction T ype: Subordinate Datum: MLL W Height Units: Feet T ime Zone: LST/LDT Help Print Height in feet (MLL W) NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS T ide Predictions at 8727122, ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y FL From 2018/04/06 12:00 AM LST/LDT to 2018/04/13 1 1:59 PM LST/LDT Subordinate Station | Ref. 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The City that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park. Our local park makes Brooksville a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to our citys health and wellbeing. They pro vide safe places to be active and enjoy natureand they help preserve the envi ronment and bring people together. Thats why from April 1 to April 30 Brooks ville residents will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at Tom Varn Park. By visiting Disney, park supporters can nominate our city. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. a city will be entered into a Pack. During April, a public service announcement (PSA) supporting the Meet Me at the Park campaign will be shared with audiences across ABC Television Network, stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Dis ney Junior, the ABC app and other digital platforms. Brooksville can show what Tom Varn Park means to our community by nom inating our great city. nominate our city by taking and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Par For more information and to nominate Brooks villes Tom Varn Park, visit MeetMeAtThePark. Both promotions 1, 2018 and conclude at 30, 2018. No Purchase Necessary to participate. The NRPA Meet Me at the Park Promotion and Voters Sweepstakes (collectively, promotions) are open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, who are 18 years of age or older. For complete for both promotions, visit For more information contact Mike Walker at 352-5403830. BILLS from Page 4 Nominate city of Brooksville to receive a $20K grant during Earth Month City with the most nominations gets a grant for a local park through Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign entrance to Linda Peder sen park, which currently backups on Shoal Line Boulevard. Morton went on to say that additional recreation venues are needed in the county, adding, Talking about it, and planning never hurts. Commissioners Al locco and Holcomb are opposed to going for ward with discussions if access cannot be attained via Osowaw Boulevard. Allocco, a proponent of additional recreation ar eas in the county said, I just dont see how this is going to be feasible as far as managing the number of vehicles its sad, actually. Commissioner Steve Champion was absent from the meeting, result ing in a 4-member board to consider the motion to continue discussions with SWFWMD. A question remains as to whether or not Osowaw Blvd access is completely impossible. Board discussion en sued for several minutes regarding alternative sites within the county, that would allow for kayak ing, and other activities that make the Hernando Beach area so attractive. Having no motion on the dais, no vote was held. The BOCC intimated that other areas will be con sidered, and The Hernan do Sun will continue to follow developments. REC AREA from Page 5 CS/CS/HB 1079 Child Welfare This bill strengthens the child welfare program within the Depart ment of Children and Families and enhances parental accountability. HB 1089 East Mulloch Drain age District, Lee County This bill establishes the East Mulloch Water Control District as a dependent district of Lee County. HB 1093 Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District, Palm Beach County If approved by a refer endum of local voters, this bill dissolves the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District as an independent spe cial district and estab lishes it as a dependent district of the town to use public funds more HB 1115 Indian River Farms Water Control District, Indian River County This bill removes the 99-year term limitation on the Indian River Farms Water Control District. CS/HB 1117 Sebastian Inlet Tax District, Indian River and Brevard Counties This bill authorizes the Sebastian Inlet Tax District to enter into agreements with local law enforcement agen cies to provide and fa cilitate security services on District properties. CS/HB 1119 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District, Manatee and Saraso ta Counties This bill expands the boundaries of the Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District to include 47 acres of land it currently surrounds. CS/CS/HB 1137 Pinellas County Construction Licens ing Board This bill transitions operations of the Pinellas County Construction Licens ing Board to Pinellas County, revises board composition, provides term-limits and creates and auditing reporting requirements. The bill also authorizes disso lution of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board if ap proved by referendum. HB 1139 City Pension Fund for Tampa, Hillsborough County This bill autho rizes the City of Tampa to enter into a supple mental contract with active member of the Citys Pension Fund. CS/HB 1141 Pension Fund of the City of Pensacola, Escambia County This bill creates plan, in addition to the already established de City of Pensacola. HB 1201 Education for Prison ers This bill provides correctional agencies access to increased workforce programs and educational services. CS/HB 1239 South Lake County Hospital District, Lake County This bill repeals the special act con taining the charter of the South Lake County Hospital District and dissolves the District as of October 1, 2019. CS/HB 1301 Sexual Offenders and Predators This bill enhances registration requirements for sexual offenders and sexual predators. CS/CS/HB 1337 Nursing This bill makes changes to terms and requirements to the Florida Nurse Practice Act to conform to those laws in a majority of states. CS/CS/HB 1373 Medication Adminis tration This bill revises training requirements for the administration of medication. CS/HB 1393 City of Tampa, Hills borough County This bill creates the Water Street Improvement District in the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County. CS/HB 1395 City of Marco Island, Collier County This bill authorizes the Florida Department of Health to issue the City of Marco Island a license to pro vide basic and advanced life support services.


April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Nature Coast will be held Saturday, April 28th from 4-8 PM at Marker 48. Additionally during the month of April, order The Arc on draft and 100% of the proceeds will go to wards The Arc Nature Coast's future Life Skills Development facility at Arc Nature Coast serves more than 250 individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Hernando and Pasco Counties and are in desperate need of a new building! Come out to Marker 48 on Satur day, April 28thThe Arc will receive a percentage of ALL sales for the entire day! Be sure to be there from 4:00-8:00 PM for chances to win some great Taps for a Cause Choosing the right cruise for you Lots of dierent cruises to suit everyone and all great value Island Rose Cruises Lunch Dinner Sunset Cruises Private Charters Take in the sights of the beautiful Gulf waters of Hernando Beach while enjoying food, beverages and more. All cruises are catered by our favorite local restaurants. From $44.99 + tax. Reserve now for Easter and Mothers Day 352232-8128 Hernando Beach Marina, Slip #18 4139 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach USCG Licensed Captain By HERNANDO SUN STAFF With more than 100 regularly scheduled cruise ships sailing the seas these days, choosing which cruise best suits you can be overwhelming. personalities, and ships operating within same line cruise experiences. Asking friends and fam ily about their experiences on a particular ship may be helpful but we all like your travel agent if you have one but before book ing, you should do some of your own research. Consult guidebooks that deal with those frequently asked cruise questions is also highly recommended. Its well worth the time your personality and life style. If you're outgoing and love lots of activity, then Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and other large cruise lines will most likely have the ship for you. Larger ships mean more people, more activities (night clubs, casino, performanc es, movies, shops and or the ship, the quieter it is. Not all ships and cruise has its own personality, from those with a par ty-hearty atmosphere to ships whose focus is on also ranges from ships that carry less than 100 pas sengers to megaships that hold more than 3,000. And styles from basic to su per luxurious and from sailboats to steam ships to river boats. If you expect a cruise ture-oriented activities, consider sailing with Temptress Cruises, Marine small ship, eco-oriented companies. If you want to a cruise with on-board lecturers on art and his tory, Seabourn Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Radis son Seven Seas Cruises and Swan Hellenic may be the ideal for you. Cruise ships are like there is plenty to do. You can take dance or bridge lessons, read a book, swim in a pool, play bingo or the slot machines, listen a Broadway-style show. Practice some tennis or golf shots, watch a movie, get a workout in the health club, enjoy a massage in the spa or just get closer to the person you love. And when the ship reaches port, port ex cursions can range from simple beach and snorkel ing trips to more elaborate tours of ancient ruins, visits to grand museums tours of legendary cities and castles, wine tastings, nature hikes and more. The cost of your cruise remains one of the great travel bargains. Cruise fares cover the basics: your cabin, all meals and entertainment. In most cases, the cruise fare does not include port charges, if applicable; tips to your cabin steward and dining room servers; wine and liquor charges, purchas es; shore excursions; gambling expenses and expenses while in port. Still, the cruise fare, which in many cases is around $130 per person per day for room, meals and en tertainment, is still a great travel value. You can go just about anyplace in the world. While the Caribbean remains the most popular cruising destination, there are ships that sail every Baltic Sea, South America, the Indian ocean and even the Arctic and Antarctic circles. the cruise brochure care fully before you book. Ask your travel agent a lot of questions. Buy (or check out from a library) a travel guidebook to the area you want to cruise. After you get your tickets, read the cruise pamphlet that comes with the travel doc uments. It will have lots of answers to your questions. And it may also give you some valuable advice on what to pack and what not to pack tipping, how relatives can contact you and more. A houseboat cruise in Kerala, south of India. A river boat cruise on the Chaopraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. Jogging Memories With a ScrapbookI recently woke up to a spring morning of happy birthday surprises: warm sunshine instead of snow, bouquets of pink tulips from my kids, and a stream of well wishes from Facebook friends. Toggling down the page, I felt like I had jumped on the International Space Station as I connected with former students, neighbors and colleagues living around the globewishes from Congo and Zambia, and from France, Sweden and England. Then China, Alaska and Canada. I orbited again and again, caught up in the ride and with the memories of people and places in my life. But what if you cant recall the details of lifes memoriesyour daughters birthday or your grandsons name quite like before? That thought hit home when my 90-year-old mother began showing signs of memory loss that affected how she managed her daily routine. When remembering to take her meds at specific times throughout the day and how to prepare meals became elusive, she moved from independence to assisted living at a retirement community. I discovered, through the transition, that her memories of days gone by were still there; they just needed triggers once in a while to fetch them from storage. Like my own cluttered attic, I dont remember what is actually up there until I start rummaging around the dusty boxes and bins. Moms photo albums, slides and a cedar chest filled with heirlooms and handwritten letters tied in neat bundles serve to jog her memory and prompt the stories only she could tell when my kids and I visited her. Looking at pictures on our computers is also a hit. So, for her birthday, I decided to pull 100 recent photos of family, friends, trips and activities from her 90th year. I ordered colored prints and arranged them on pages of a big scrapbook, with empty spaces for her to write captions as we talked about the photos together. The remaining pages are filled with Happy 90th Birthday cards attached with double-stick tape. When her family stopped by, her coffee table birthday book was an enjoyable way to connect ... and remember. Extra birthday book ideas for jogging memories: Create a scrapbook highlighting the decades of a persons life, featuring newsy things that happened. Examples of events that trigger memories might be the invention of boxed cakes, the end of World War II and men walking on the moon. Email family and friends requesting that they send you a note, a drawing or a poem recalling special memories of the birthday person. Compile in a scrapbook with a picture of the star on the cover. *** Donna Ericksons award-winning series Donnas Day is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donnas Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is Donna Ericksons Fabulous Funstuff for Families. 2018 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd. King Features Weekly ServiceApril 2, 2018 will benet Arc Nature Coast in April


8 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT 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! BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 Upcoming events that will get you out and about... Event Previews Ingredients 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 pkg 8oz imitation crabmeat paprika 4 medium baking pota toes cup butter 1/3 cup light cream 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon pepper green onions Directions Bake potatoes at 425 45-55 min or until ten der. When potatoes cooled, halve lengthwise. Carefully scoop out center of potato put into bowl. Set shells aside. In bowl mash potatoes, butter, cream, salt, pep per until smooth. Use fork, stir in onions and cheese. Gently mix in crab. Stuff shells and sprinkle with paprika put in oven for 15 min. or until heated through. SIXTH ANNUAL MUSIC IN THE PARK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SATUR DAY, APRIL 21, 2018 9 AM HERNANDO COUNTY FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW MONDAY, APRIL 16-20, 2018 HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Blue ribbons, competitions, games, food, midway and more. Live musical entertainment, Tractor Pull, Demo lition Derby, Goat Show, Greased Pig, Lamb tag, Open Beef Show. Youth Livestock Shows: swine, chickens, rabbits, steers. Banana Derby. Lawn Mower races, Fair Pageant. Tickets 13 and up $8; 4 12 years $4; 3 and under Free. 352-7964552. Visit Hernando County Fairgrounds are located at 6436 Broad Street (US-41S) Brooksville, I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT BY PETER COLLEY THURSDAY, APRIL 12-22, 2018 7:30 PM Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous dis order. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an old farmer who delights in telling gruesome, ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear, gives this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact. By Peter Colley. Tickets Adults $20 / Students $15. Doors open half hour before curtain. 352 683-5113 / / Visit: stagewest Stage West Community Playhouse is located at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton TRIBUTE TO THE TITANIC TILTED TEACP TEAROOM SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 11 AM FIRST SITTING The Tilted Teacup Tea Room & Boutique situated just 2 blocks from the May Stringer Historic Museum in downtown Brooksville. We are located in an old southern style house with a quaint front porch. You are cordially invited to a Reservation Only 1912 themed Tea Time in Tribute to the Titanic. Featuring a full High Tea served on a 3 tier or a Titanic Luncheon with music & entertain your reservation. Visit: titanic. Menu selection must be made at time of Reserva tion. Call 352-593-4111 to make reservations The Tilted Teacup Tea Room & Boutique is located at 103 S.Saxon Ave., Brooksville, Realtor 7031 State Road 52 Bayonet Point, FL 34667 Sunset Realty Serving Hernando & Pinellas Realtor The Friends of Fort Cooper announce the line bands that will be playing at its sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, April 21 at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. (please take note of later ending time). Pasture Prime; Backwater Bluegrass; The Baileys; Still House Shak ers; The Possums. Food vendors include Tube Steaks & Such and Lynns Ice Cream. There will be a wide variety of menu items from Philly Cheeseteak, Gyros, Burg ers, Chicken Club, fresh cut fries, funnel cakes to Chicago hot dogs, brats, Polish and Italian sau Festival visitors will get your grub on. Advance tickets are now on sale per person (At the gate on the day of the event $13). Children 12 years and under are free. The festival will go on rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. No coolers or alcohol are allowed. Tin Roof Shack Productions direct this popular Festival on the shore of Lake Holithlaka ha at Fort Cooper State Park. Fort Cooper State Park is located at 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness.


April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 9 Calendar of Events Movie Times TOUCHSTAR CINEMAS SPRING HILL 8 Friday, April 6, 2017 through April 12, 2018 April 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 / phone 352-683-9933 or visit "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 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 13 Macro Photography and Photoshop WHEN: Friday, April 13, 10am 3pm Description: Macro Photography and Photoshop: Par ticipants will learn about Framing, Depth of Field, Focus Points and exploring different ways to photograph. In addition, Photoshop users will learn even more ways to express their photographic creativity. is a $20.00 fee for this program register on Eventbrite. Any questions, please feel free to contact Alice @ 352Friday Night Live WHEN: Friday, April 13, 5pm 10pm WHERE: Brooksville Bandshell At Hernando Park Brooksville, Florida 34601 (map) Description: There are some amazing events planned this year in our city of Brooksville. Among them is our Friday Night Live series of music and food vendor events here in historic downtown Brooksville. Live bands and awesome food trucks at each of these events. We'll keep you updated as new talent and ven dors are signed on and continues on the 2nd Fridays throughout the year. Event festivities are scheduled to start at 5pm, and run to 10pm. 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 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 or call the church at 352.683.2010. Visit Website: http://standrewschurch. Bird Gardening for Florida WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 10am 1pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Bird Gardening for Florida: Learn the best tips and tricks to attract more birds to your yard. This presentation offered by Hernando Audubon volunteer Linda will put you in tune with what birds are looking for in a landscape. This is a free program, no need to register. 1 Hour Program. Contact Gina Long (Philhow er) / (352) 754-6722 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/ April 15 I'll Be Back Before Midnight-Live Theater When: Sunday, April 15, 2pm 4pm WHERE: Stage West Community Theatre, 8390 FOREST OAKS BLVD, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 (map) Description: Jan is a young wife recovering from a ner vous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cab in from an old farmer who delights in telling gruesome, ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile jan as bodies appear and disappear, gives this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact. By Peter Colley. Reserved seating adult $20, student $15 For ticket information call or visit 352 683-5113 / Stagewest@att.Net April 18 WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 6pm 7pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, mon to our area. Learn how to make tough IDs and register for this free program. 1 Hour Program. April 21 Sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 9 a.m. WHERE: Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness. The sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Advance tickets are now on the day of the event $13). Children 12 years and under are free. The festival will go on rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. No coolers or alcohol are allowed. Tin Roof Shack Productions direct this popular Festival on the shore of Lake Holithlakaha at Fort Cooper State Park. Food vendors include Jennies Kitchen, Bodez Tube Steaks & Such and Lynns Ice Cream. There will be a wide variety of menu items from Philly Cheeseteak, Gyros, Burgers, Chicken Club, fresh cut fries, funnel cakes to Chicago hot dogs, Festival visitors will get your grub on. Lineup and Bluegrass; The Baileys; Still House Shakers; The Pos sums. Visit: April 23 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics WHEN: Monday, April 23, 9:30am 11:00am WHERE: Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Ln, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA (map) Description: Join us again this year as we support the athletes and programs for Special Olympics Florida. For further information enforcement-torch-run/letr-routes/ April 27 Relay for Life of the Nature Coast WHEN: Fri, April 27, 4:30pm 9:00pm WHERE: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St, Brooksville, FL 34604, USA (map) Description: Relay For Life is the signature fundrais er for the American Cancer Society. Join solo or get a team together for a weekend of sharing, fun, and walking. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or des ignated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. The Spring Hill event includes: 4:30pm Survivor Dinner, 6:00pm Opening Ceremony, 9:00pm Luminaria No admission to participate; fundraising through walking sponsors. relay. 818-949-0291 / Ext. 5603


10 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 Hitori solution on page 17 Adopt Me Today!!! SPORTS Springstead boys tennis ready to make a run at districts by ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER (SPRING HILL)The youth movement is on for Springsteads boys tennis team and ing much promise in a season where theyve relied upon many of their underclassmen. Springstead coach Brett Teitelman has guided the club through one of the toughest schedules of any Her nando County team, which has included Gainesville, Nature Coast and Ocala Van currently lack in experi ence, theyve made up with talent. Our No. 2 player is doing really good for us and we have a couple freshmen really doing well for us, Teitelman said. Coming into Meet Suki Suki was raised in a home with 15 dogs and 20 cats. When the owner died, we were asked to rehome the dogs. Suki is very shy and slow to trust. While Suki lived her whole life with several dogs and cats, she would be best placed in a quiet, loving, and safe home with no small children or other dogs. is girl has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and is current on ea, tick, and heartworm prevention. Adoption fees have been waived for this senior gal. If you are inter ested in adopting, please contact kathisk9s@gmail. com to request an application. Meet greets are sched uled only for approved applicants. In addition, we are in need of foster homes for senior dogs, puppies, and teens. a new team as a new coach with freshmen as our No. 1 and No. 3 make for an exciting start to a new era at Springstead. We have all up and coming kids on our team. Looking ahead, having everybody back is a blessing. We will have some incom ing freshmen that will be vying for spots in the fu ture. Itll force everyone to work even that much harder to keep their own spot. Freshman Oswaldo Cherubini is the teams No. 1 and currently is 5-4 on the season. He is joined by fellow fresh man Jaylen Thompson, who plays as the teams No. 3 player and is 6-4 in 2018. Juniors Dylan Palmer (9-1 record), Da vid Parker (5-5 record) and Alvin Nguyen (5-5 record) have all shown the ability to perform on the district level and beyond. Palmer has been the glue that has bonded this team and created the success we have had, Teitelman said. Through gusty play and positive leadership, Dylan has earned the status of captain of the Teitelman is espe cially excited about the prospects of his No. 1 doubles team made up of Cherubini and Palmer making some noise and districts, regionals and quite possibly states. The duo has played well together all season and Teitelman believes they have an outside shot of qualifying for the state tournament. Im excited about our chances to win No. 1 doubles and possibly make a run towards states, Teitelman said. We maybe dont have the best record in dis tricts but we are com petitive with just about anyone. Theyve had a very successful season and one of their losses came to Gainesville, which there a very tough team. They have great ability to really cover the net and bang with anybody. The team is 6-4 and has big wins over Gainesville and Ocala Vanguard on the season. Teitelman hopes that team has from beating both central Florida take that and use the vic tories as building blocks. Those wins were big for us and we are also undefeated within the county, Teitelman added. Its nice for my into high school tennis to have a group of kids that are hard working. Winning the county is always going to be the goal for us. 'Big Casino' The old gobbler I had come to know as Big Casino, didnt hesitate to close the distance once he got his eyes on my decoy set up. He lowered his plumage to a half strut, stretched his neck out forward and came in at a thought was an intruding jake. I lifted my old Win chester into position and must have heard the safety he put on the brakes and lifted his head up, and stood there about twelve steps away, and gave me a My plans for opening morning hadnt included a hunt for Big Casino. Like most years, I had planned to spend opening morning of Spring gobbler season in a secluded corner of the Richloam WMA. I had birds roosted, blinds in place and shooting lanes cleared in anticipation of opening morning. Then, I learned that two of my grandbabies had T-ball and softball games that Satur day morning. As badly as I wanted to, there was no way I could allow myself any time to hunt there then cover the hour-long drive home to be at the ball decided that if I hunt local I'd still have a couple of hours to hunt and still get to see my grandbabies take Thursday morning arrived and I headed to a small parcel of land near my home where I'd unsuc cessfully hunted the big tom I'd given the nickname Big Casino last Spring. I hunted that bird nine even introduced a few new friends from Kansas to him last season and he out smarted them as well. Wouldn't ya know it though, as soon as I made the turn into the property, there he stood in full strut I picked up my binoculars and there was no mistaking him. Big Casino! From a comfortable distance, I continued to watch him with his harem and one thing I took note of, was that there were no jakes or satellite toms hanging around. That bit of information I contem plated at length over the next couple of days and decided that he must be pretty territorial and has been wing-whipping and spurring any other toms out of his area. Hed never 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 by Dr. William Lester, UF/IFAS You knowthe tiny grasshoppers that emerge in spring, gather in groups of hundreds and grow into monsters by the end of summer. receives quite a few calls about these monsters. Much of this terror and fear are unwarranted, because these grass hoppers, which can be destructive in certain circumstances, are not as huge of a menace as you might think. The eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea microptera) is native to the Southeast U.S., from North Carolina to Texas. The word Lubber is which is appropriate for these grasshoppers because the adults do not one generation per year, with the eggs hatching in mid-March and the adults maturing in late summer/ early fall. Lubber grasshoppers consume less food than other smaller grasshop pers do, but they have a large host range (at least 100 species of plants from 38 plant families). They are obsessed with amaryllis and other bulbs, which they will totally defoliate, and they can severely dam age young citrus trees. The younger insects can be more damaging, be cause they are gregarious when young and large groups of grasshoppers can quickly cause great damage. Fortunately, this grasshopper does not bother most plants in the landscape. Turfgrass and hedges are rarely damaged, even if you see the grasshoppers just hanging out on them. way of controlling this pest is to diligently round up the juveniles each spring and dispose of them early, just after they have hatched. Gar deners who do this for several years report that they can dramatically reduce their numbers, because they only have one generation per year. If allowed to mature to adults there are basical ly no insecticides that searching early for your dreaded lubbers and stop them before they be come monsters. For more information about insect pests in your landscape or home, stop by or call UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County weekdays from the airport industrial park at 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooks ville, 34604; (352) 754-4433. In addition, Master Gardeners are available to assist you at the Master Gardener nursery from 9AM to noon every Wednesday and Saturday. Our nurs ery is located behind the Hernando County fair grounds at 19490 Oliver Street, Brooksville. UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County pro vides solutions for your life. Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disabil ity, religion, or national origin. For more information read the University of Florida factsheet at: in132 Photo caption: A large group of imma ture lubber grasshoppers (Romalea microptera) on a tree stump in Brooks ville. Photo by William Lester Nothing Causes as Much Panic Among Homeowners and Gardeners as Lubber Grasshoppers! failed to answer my calls, he just would never close the distance, arrogantly gobbling back, expecting any willing hens to come to him for the honor of toting away a bit of his DNA. I snuck into the old tram road he uses as a the ground in a breeding position and placed a standing jake decoy a step or two behind her as if he were preparing to mount the hen and then slipped a seat beneath an ancient old hickory tree. When daylight ap proached I played a string of tree yelps on a glass topped friction call Id made a few years back and soon after could hear his wing beats as he left his roost. He gobbled once on the ground and I waited a bit before playing him a set of breeding yelps and it wasnt long before I could see him strutting on that trail just around the bend. A pair of hens arrived to join him and he stepped out a bit further so they could admire his plumage when he caught sight of my de coys. Two minutes later, he accepted my invitation to ride home in my vest pouch and I even made it to the ballpark with an spare! If you have anything to share, or perhaps a ques tion or two, feel free to reach out to me at Toby@, God bless and good hunting!


BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON Heading into this 2018 season for Nature Coasts varsity boys tennis team, the Sharks are looking to repeat as Class 2A, Dis trict 7 champions, theyll have to get through the campaign with one of their younger clubs to date. Nature Coast coach Tom his greenest teams during his time at the school, with the Sharks currently having two sophomores on the roster. Brown stated despite having just six returners, the goal for Nature Coast is to still win a district title and believes the Sharks have a great shot at doing so. try and win districts and I think we have a good chance in doing it, Brown said. If we can win some key matchups, I think we can repeat. As far making it to states, wed have to go as a team. Back from last season is junior Roger Smissen, who played as the Sharks No. 2 last season and is currently now the No. 1. Smissen is 7-5 through 12 matches and leads the way for Nature Coast. Roger (Smissen) is do ing well individually being 7-5, but hed have to go to states if we made it as a team, Brown said. Playing as the teams No. 2 is sophomore Alex Priede. Priede was the clubs No. 3 last season and has bumped up to as the No. 2 and is 10-2. Fellow sophomore Cayden Muir is having a solid season as the teams No. 5 with a 10-1 record. Amongst the other players for the Sharks this season is senior Braden Hotchkiss (10-1 record), who played primarily doubles last year and is the No. 4 this season. Rounding out the roster is junior Carter Mc Namara (4-1 record) and Alex Laird (5-3 record). I tend to think that this is one of our more chal lenging seasons because we have a couple sopho mores, Brown said. We are building with what we have this season. I think were a very competitive team this season and fortunately the last three years weve been to the seasons. Though Nature Coast has perennially been one of the top teams in Hernando County, Springstead has emerged as the Sharks top rival for county supremacy as they edged them 4-3 earlier this season. Brown and against every county club the Sharks closest rival currently. Weve played ev erybody in our county, Brown added. Hernando matchup was the closest and we won 4-3. We lost to 3-4 to Springstead and I would say theyre our closest rival. April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS Hernando Sportsmans Club Events Calendar 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 April 6 13, 2018 Nature Coast boys tennis aims for consecutive district titles 2017 Boys Reginals Tennis Nct vs Crystal RiverAlex Priede 2017 Boys Reginals Tennis Nct vs Crystal RiverRoger Smissen 2017 Boys Reginals Tennis Nct vs Crystal RiverCarter McNamara American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Fundraiser for Veterans & Community Programs Sat. April 14 and Sun April 15th 2462 Sunset Vista Dr Aripeka, FL 34607 Fran (352) 686-1820


12 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 Solution to Crossword on page 15 by LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER A veteran of the U.S. Navy and great left-handed golfer, James Paul Breitung moved to Florida in 1996. Jim was a celebrated long-time resident and board member of the High Point Golf Club. Following his death in 2015, his partner in life, Ruth Cassara, along with several individuals and businesses sponsor the annual golf tournament held in Breitungs honor. Harold and Muriel event, which is sponsored by several prominent local businesses and individual donors. The Tremains are sponsors as well. Twenty teams in near-perfect weather on Sunday, March 26, 2018. The picturesque landscape, enhanced by community volunteers was the backdrop for ex tremely well-maintained fairways and greens that are on par with top courses. High Point is a pri vate golf club, however, certain memberships are available for non-resi dents. Tournament Winners First Place Steve and Marri Hogerheide Pete and Linda Stevens Don Jansky Second Place Bill Hughes Linda Mason Gerry Murray Gael and Bob Cranston Third Place (Three-way tie) Ron and Meg Jones Al and Ruth Thackerson Bill Irving Keith Armstrong Nancy Reeves Paul and Alice Andrews Jack and Donna OKeefe Jim and Dottie Mooney Dan Martin Area Business Sponsors A-1 Realty Country Club Golf Carts Custom Golf Carts Hernando Aluminum, Inc. Hernando Oaks Golf Club Barry C. LaClair Register Chevrolet Rick Matthews Buick GMC Silverthorn Golf Club Starbucks Suncoast Turf Care and Pest Management, Inc. Individual Sponsors Ruth Cassara Scott and Jeanette Cherry Joe Corso Joe and Pat DePoole Gary and Kathy Grenier Jim and Carol Kane Tom Lynch and Marianne Hartnett Roy Pacheco Dick and Marilyn Rummler Bob Sago and Tracey Morin Allen and Ruth Thackerson Harry and Muriel Tremain Bob and Kathy Hargis https://highpointbrooksville. net High Point's 3rd Annual Jim Breitung Golf Tournament Bob Hargis and Muriel Tremain Harold Tremain Tournament participants 2018 Hernando Bar 5K By HANNA FOX is year was the 5th annual Hernando Bar 5k. Erin Daly a state attorney has been organizing the Hernando Bar 5k for all ve years. She said, "I hope one day I can actually run in the race, although I have run the course hundreds of times already." Last year they had a fun run but this year they added a 10k race, so runners have the option of 5k or 10k. In the 5k and 10k combined, there were about 300 runners partici pating. Also this year they added a category of winners de voted to the fastest lawyers. e fastest lawyer winner, Laura Cole, ran in the 10k and is an ironman compet itor as well as a triathlete. She nished the 10k in 46 minutes and 12 seconds. e money from the race goes to provide scholar ships for Hernando County students interested in law careers. is year they were able to increase the total of the scholarships given from $2000 to $5000. ere is the Hernando County Bar Association $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship which is given to a Hernan do County resident student attending any Florida College or University. e Hernando County Bar Association $1,000 Law Student Scholarship is for any Florida Law School student. e Alan W. Un derwood $1,000 Memorial Scholarship is for PHSC Student enrolled by Fall 2018 Semester. e Ger aldine Bishop $2,000 Me morial Scholarship is any Florida College or Univer sity. e scholarships have a deadline of April 20th, so if you know someone who would qualifyit is urgent. To apply for the scholar ship contact stephanie@ Rocco Maglio contributed to this report. Laura Cole wins fastest lawyer, Erin Daly hands her the trophy George LeDoux wins for over 80 division.


April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Oracle lawsuit negatively aects cybersecurity BY SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF Nature Coast Botanical Hill Drive is the best kept secret in Hernando Coun ty according to Spring Hill Garden Club treasurer, Janice Zacharkan. This beautiful oa sis, consisting of twenty-two been around since the 1990's. The themes of these gardens are varied and each is main tained by volunteer members Garden has an assortment of plants that attract these colorful insects, as well as a ertScape has cacti, imitation sun-bleached cattle skulls and Southwestern-design pottery. The herb garden is made up of aromatic herbs, such as sage. A walkway inlaid with ceram ic tiles and a fairy tale castle mark the Fantasy Garden. These were hand made by a volunteer. One enters the Asian Gar den through an oriental gate that leads into a tranquil spot with the Rose Garden, are set tings for wedding ceremonies. The cost to rent the park for a private party is $150. Folding chairs can be rented for $1.00 a piece. One can rent the picnic area that is furnished with cement tables and chairs for $25. It is recommended that weddings be reserved several months in advance for up early. For more information on renting the facility call 352-683-9933. Perhaps one of the most unique spots in the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens is the Garden Railway. Here a G-Scale (Garden Scale) model train winds around a waterfall with ferns growing alongside of it, passes through a minia ture town and goes through a tunnel. Doug Brainard donated the train and all the accessories and maintains the garden, as well. Another interesting garden, still in development, is the Pet Memorial Garden. People will be able to purchase pavers in memory of their pet. The club will erect a statue of St. Francis of Assisi (patron saint of animals). The Botanical Gardens are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk and ad mission is free. The park is also pet-friendly (one of the few parks in the county that allow our furry friends, when accompanied by a human). Guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays can be arranged in advance. On Wednesdays and Saturdays the nursery portion is open from 9 a.m. to noon for plant sales. ation this large is run entirely by volunteers. Some help out on a year around basis. Others, as Mary Wuest, the garden manager, states are snowbirds that come in during the winter season and help out. We couldn't do it without them. Volunteers are always welcome for a variety of jobs from watering, weeding and plant propagation to con ducting garden tours, public relations and fundraising. A green thumb is not required. One particular project is uppermost on the Spring Hill Garden Club's agenda. That is completing the pathway to make the gardens hand icapped-accessible. The Pathway in Nature has been partially funded by people purchasing pavers inscribed with the name of a loved one. So far, the club has attained $12,000 of its $30,000 goal to complete the walkway, most raised through fees charged for weddings. On Saturday, June 2, the club will hold a fundraiser at the park from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be vendors selling such as cosmetics and jewelry. A number of items, such as donated by AMC Pavers, and several gift baskets will other printed materials. Spring Hill Garden Club is also seeking corporate sponsorship to help fund this project along with other projects. For details on how to become a vendor for the June event call 352-683-9933. For more information on the nursery and plant sales call about volunteering to work in the gardens call 352-6007707. Go to https://www. for more pictures and detailed in formation about Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. 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14 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Sherman Hills Spring Fling Volunteers from our Happy Sew n Sews Group at Christ Lutheran Church in Brooks ville. Submitted photos. SUBMITTED BY LINDA MESEKE A sewing group at Christ Lutheran Church in Brooksville, Florida is reaching out into the Her nando County communi ties in a very special way. twice to work on sewing projects that will make in need. Items that they make for this ministry are adult cover-ups, walker bags, lap quilts, catheter bag cover-ups and cro cheted cancer caps. Once they have enough put together, they set out to deliver them to a variety of locations within Hernando County assist ed living facilities, nursing homes, private care group homes, and hospice. In addition to all of those prepared items, they have also made items for other individuals where a need was expressed to the group. The Happy Sew N Sews is the name of this all volunteer group from Christ Lutheran Church. Volunteers are comprised of members from this congregation along with non-members from the community. Those sewing range in age from in their 60s up into their 90s. They rely mostly on do nated fabric, quilt batting, thread, yarn and other sewing essentials. In December 2017, this group was able to assist the Hernando County animals that each had a little hand-made quilt with will use these in situations where there is a child or from a little handout of love. The Happy Sew N Sews recently received a $250 Action Team grant through Thrivent Finan cial to aid in the purchase of needed supplies and equipment for their min istry. Since this ministry started handing out items of need just over a year ago, they have delivered 117 adult bibs, 41 walker bags, 57 lap quilts, 25 can cer caps and 30 catheter bag cover ups. They have recently reached out to the Her nando Homeless Coalition and will be assisting in that direction in the future as well. Christ Lutheran Church (Lutheran Church-Mis souri Synod) is located at 475 North Avenue West in Brooksville, Florid. For more information on when this group meets to sew, if interested, please contact (352)796-8331 or email More information regarding their church and other activities is available on their website at www. Fire truck inspection at the Spring Fling event. Happy Sew n Sews stitches gis of love BY CARON SZOLGA HERNANDO SUN STAFF Sherman Hills Subdivision Homeowners Association on March 24, 2018. The event included free hot dogs, a bounce house, and various activities for the children. The Hernando their horses Duke and Jedi, ridden by Deputy G. Clov ersettle and Debby Shaughnessy. The Hernando County Fire Department and Fire Rescue from Station 8 in tour. The Sherman Hills Subdivision HOA sponsored the free event as a way of giving back to their residents. levard and I-75 in Brooksville, Florida. (352) 600-8998 PERSONAL INJURY HOTLINE: 352-666-7777BOMHOFF LAW FIRM ESTATE 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) SERVING HERNANDO COUNTY FOR OVER 20 YEARS WEB DESIGN NEED A WEBSITE? We can create a responsive website thats especially tailored to your needs and preferences. (352) 616-1935 became the center of a pioneer community and a refuge from unfriendly Indians. After 1865 when the Townsends moved to a new home nearby, settlers built another "Townsend House" for use as a Methodist church and three-month-term school. The present building was constructed about 1880 on land donated by Joshua been in use since before 1854. The area also was the site of a substantial Indian settlement in the sixteenth century. The Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Historical Preservation Committee 1981." John T. (Capt. Jack) Townsend gave more to the community than his house to be used as a church. Captain Jack was elected to the county commission for Hernan do County in 1852,1855, 1857, and 1863. Many of the prominent families in the area can trace their origins back to Captain Jack. ried Joseph Obida Hale in Leon County. Joseph came to Hernando Coun ty as a Millwright to build the Yulee Sugar Mill (in present day Citrus Coun ty). After the mill was present day Brooksville where he built a sawmill. Joseph and John L. May donated the land that was used for the county seat. Many of the prominent families in Brooksville today trace their lineage back to the Hales. abeth and Sarah Caroline married into the Hancock Family, who were citrus growers. There is a Han cock Groves farmstand store on Spring Lake Highway. One of the lakes that the Townsend House Church Cemetery overlooks is Hancock Lake. Captain Jack's nephew was Francis Townsend. Francis built a ferry across the Withlacoochee River in the Istachatta area. A town grew up around his ferry. In the 1883-84 census, Mr. Townsend was the only name mentioned in Istachatta. In 1886-87 the population is listed as 76. There is a Lake Townsend that was named after Francis. The Hernando Sun worked with the County and the USGS to correct the mistake that led to Lake Townsend being misreported as Townsen Lake. Melba Peters Ward a local historian had been very adamant on the correction and the correc tion was a tribute to her. Fixing the name makes understanding the history more straight forward. Many of the names of lake, roads, building that we see everyday have interesting stories behind the names. We enjoy bring you the background to the names that you see everyday. TOWNSEND from Page 1 The photos above show the cemetery adjacent to the site of where Townsend House Church once stood. Right: Take Townsend House Rd to get to the site of Townsent House Church and Cemetery.


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1 4:00 Scrabble 1 3 Deaf Services & FREE amplified Phone 6:30 8:30 TLC for Moms 2 5 8 4 Cards, Board Games & Puzzles 9:00 10:00 Chair Exercise 10 2 Vocational Rehab 10 12 Ceramics 10 12 Mah Jongg Lessons 1 4 Advanced Mah Jongg 1:00 Chewin the Fat! 2 6 8 4 Cards, Board Games & 8:30 9:00 Weights & Squats 9:00 9:40 2 mile walk 9:40 10:00 Tai Chi 9 11 Share A Craft 9 4 SHINE by Appt Only Call 593 0705 10 4 AARP DSP 1:00 Chewin the Fat! 6:30 8:30 Mom to Mom 2 7 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 9:00 10:00 Chair Exercise 9 11 Share A Craft 10 11:30 Crochet Classes 10:30 Music with Gale 11:00 Birthday Club 12 1 Blood Pressure checks by Home Instead 1 4 Mah Jongg 1 4 Canast a 1:00 Chewin the Fat! 3 6:00 TLC for Moms 30 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 9:00 10:00 Chair Exercise 9 11 Share A Craft 9 12 Painting 9 4 SHINE by Appt Only Call 593 0705 12 3:00 Current Events 12:30 4 Canasta Hand & Foot 1:00 Chewin the Fat! 1 4:00 Painting PROM THURSDAY MAY 24 TH MUST SIGN UP ENRICHMENT CENTER Patricia will answer any questions Friday April 4 th 11 1 Meet & Eat MASARKTOWN CAFE Sun Coast Traffic School 352.279.6489 AARP Driving 352.678.3090 SPRING HILL ENRICHMENT CENTER 10441 Quality Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609 Medical Arts Building Suite #105 Located on the campus of Bayfront Health Spring Hill CPR Training available! 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Call 597.8875 APRIL 2018 544.6022 Mining Association Enrichment Center 352.544.5 900 Ask us about AARP Defensive Driving Room Rentals available thru the City of Brook sville Call 544 6022 for m ore Information MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 2 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 9:30 1:00 VITA FREE T ax Preparation Call 688 8502 1 3 Creative Art 3 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 4 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 5 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 6 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 9:30 1:00 VITA FREE Tax Preparation Call 688 8502 9 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 9:30 1:00 VITA FREE Tax Preparation Call 6888502 1 3 Creative Art 1 0 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 9 4 AARP DSP 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 11 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 10 4 American Red Cross 7:00 9:00 HCARA 13 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 9:30 1:00 VITA FREE Tax Preparation Call 688 8502 16 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 17 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 12:30 Meet & Eat MASARKTOWN CA FE 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 1 8 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 19 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 20 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 23 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 24 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 1:0 0 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 25 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 26 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 2 7 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 30 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 6 9:30 Marine Corp League Detachment 466 Meet & Eat MASARKTOWN CAFE Sun Coast Traffic School 352.279.6489 AARP Driving 352. 678.3090 APRIL 28TH&29TH PROM THURSDAY MAY 24 TH MUST SIGN UP ENR ICHMENT CENTER 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd Brooksville, Florida 3 4601 APRIL 2018 City of Brooksville Parks & Recreation offer s fitness classes for all ages Call 352.540.3835 T he monetary expenditure of caring for a loved one living with dementia can be at least three or four times the amount of caring for an average senior adult. Recently, I received a correspondence from a woman who has been her mothers primary caregiver for the past plaining that she has to pay an outside caregiver that she could maintain At least it gives me a chance to get a little bit of respite. Most caregivers have to give up their em ployment completely, bringing on the additional ly ruined. I understand her dilemma only too well as I had to cut my working hours in half, accomplishing this only with help from my be loved sister. In our past economy, how devastat ing was that! Regarding pharmaceu tical costs, medications currently available for Alzheimers, which by the way may only ease the symptoms for a short length of time, are ex ceedingly expensive and have a Medicare D-Plan reaching its limit so fast that you end up falling hole. Additional costs may include: Hiring home care Transforming the home into a safe haven Acquiring medical equipment Earlier admittance into a nursing home Incontinence prod ucts The list goes on. These costs could bank rupt any family. The incidence of Alzheimers and other dementia related dis eases are rising at an astonishing rate. It is now listed as the sixth leading cause of death and climbing. Experts have released a report that states someone in America will develop the seconds. Thats almost a person per minute and nearly a half million new cases of Alzheimers each year. The best advice I can families to work togeth er. (I know what youre thinking, easier said than done.) Instead of all the burdensome costs and care falling upon any one person, it needs to be shared throughout all family members. Ive found that tragedies tend to bring people together, and that is exactly what category this disease falls into, a true tragedy. Local Manufacturers Association discuss important issues in manufacturing By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF It is often said that noth ing is made in America any more. The Hernando County Manufacturers Association is out to change that. They are a group of local manufactur ers that share experiences and bring in lectures to explain issues that are facturing. There are a number of local manufacturers that attend the meetings some of them are Accuform, Alumigard, Brooksville Rx, Cemex, Composite Motors, Flagstone Pavers, and Monster Transmis sion. The presentation at their March meeting was about "Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs). FTZs are inside the US but outside the US Customs terri tory for duty purposes. Hernando County is a 193) along with Pasco and Pinellas. Only when goods goods are assembled into a product in a FTZ then the duties are only charged on for manufacturers. Hernando County Manufacturers Associa tion meets at the Greater Hernando County Cham ber of Commerce located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville. If you are interested in attending please reach out ecutive Director Hernando County Manufacturers' Association 352-4284220. SPACE the connection string and driver and you are able to reuse your SQL commands against the new database. If all the database vendors have get data it would make it much more complicated to switch databases. APIs are a collection of connections. An API could be a collection of math functions. If you call the square function and pass it a number, it will return that number squared. How that is implemented is immate rial to the API. The API tions of what inputs are required and what outputs are returned. It also will describe what is expected to happen in the function at a high level. The copyright should be reserved for the creative expression of the API, the code that actually implements the desired behavior. If APIs can be implement ed by multiple soft ware packages, it will increase cybersecurity, since unsupported soft ware or software found to be insecure can be replaced. APIs allow of software, which can reduce risk, since parts of the software can be replaced. TECH TALK from page 13 First, the good news. We have raised enough funds for a down pay ment and have secured a mortgage from Capital City Bank. We are sched uled to close on or about May 16. Now some more good news we are less than $15,000 away from achieving our challenge grant and receiving an a challenge grant from an anonymous donor. If the community provides us with $100,000, he will match it. At $15,000 more to receive $100,000! If you have already donated to our capital campaign, we thank you for present. Every dollar that we receive is like six dollars. ($15,000 = $115,000.) This will be applied to our down payment and will greatly reduce our monthly mortgage payment. This en sures that Live Oak Theatre will remain Live Oak Theatre is a 501(c) (3) amount are greatly appreciated and are donate to the Live Oak Theatre Com panys capital campaign, call 352-593com or visit: Like us on Capital Campaign Update from Live Oak eatre


16 HERNANDO SUN April 6 12, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Celebrating her 104th birthday Homeschoolers Taste the Nations Will be held at the Hernando Sportsmans Club on US19, 9.5 miles north of HWY 50: 16121 Commercial Way (US-19) Brooksville, Fl. 34614 Try Out Your Favorite Shotgun at Our Fine Skeet, Trap and Five Stand RangeBUY SELL TRADE OPEN TO THE PUBLICGUN SHOW Saturday April 7th & Sunday April 8th 9am-4pm Sat. & 9am-3pm Sun. The gun show will feature all types of new, used, and antique accessories for sale. Cost: Adult admission tickets are $6 at door, with children 16 and under admitted free with adult. Free parking. Food and beverages available for purchase. Tables Available For info call 352-799-3605 By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Anita Korosec of Spring Hill celebrat ed her 104th birthday with family and friends on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Born Anita Catherine Wilson on March 29, 1914, Anita is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. She lived on Staten Island, New York prior to moving to Florida in 1970 after a long career Corporation in NYC. She contributed to the War II, working for poration as a supervi sor, which was rare for a woman in the 1940s. Anita fell in love with Florida after numerous visits during her youth. She devel oped several hobbies over the years, includ ing knotting, ceram ic-making, playing the organ, dancing, playing bridge and enjoying family and friends. With a bright smile and witty sense of humor, Aunt Nitta, as shes known by her family is always the center of activity and laughter. Anita contributes her longevity to her opti mism and her ability to laugh at herself and surrounding herself with happy people. Anita requested to celebate her birthday with over 100 bal loons! Heather Sousa Con tributed to this Article Anita Korosec of Spring Hill BY CARON SZOLGA HERNANDO SUN STAFF March 21st at Grace World Outreach Church was all about food, fun, and education at the third annual Taste the Nations homeschool geography fair. The parents and children of Home Circle of Hernando shared what they have been learning about the many cultures and countries that make in which we live. Home Circle High School Coor dinator Sandi Tafelski has headed up this hands-on event and her children have participated for the past 3 years. This year marks the highest partici pation, with 27 countries represented at the event. When asked to explain the Taste the Nations event, Sandi stated, Taste the Nations is meant to give us a day of nation information. With each family studying a nation and providing a little bit of information, as well as a science board with what they deem pertinent information. food from their chosen country; it is a nice geog raphy fair. I have always been a hands-on teacher. I believe knowledge goes so much deeper when we make it, craft it, do it, taste it. Ive always been a unit study teacher our whole homeschool life. I believe education should be fun. I want to create a place where my kids love to learn. Where they Where they can experi ence and come to their own conclusions. nations, which makes duplicating the same nation the following year interesting since they will ent information and make families pour a great deal into their study, some families spend little time, but every single display is good, fun, and interesting. Some families study the spiritual side of a nation, while some families study the history, climate and geography or the people or the government. Its all good. For more information on Home Circle of Her nando homeschool sup port group, please visit their website at www.ho Monroe at 319-830-4519 or homecircleofhernan FranceKat Sommer JamaicaLe to right Sandi Tafelski, Boston Tafelski, Bronson Tafelski Dominican RepublicChristi and Jen Andruss IndiaMadison who is holding Charlotte, Ethan, Rylan, Brady, and Noah Epsteen RussiaJasper, Beckett, and Reese Monroe WARRANT Pd by CSTF Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED If you recognize this subject or have any information, please call Crime Stoppers! You will remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD... CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to Name: Christopher R. Iacino DOB: 08/09/1988 Hgt: 5 Wgt: 160 Spring Hill, FL


High Point Pancake Breakfast The High Point Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a breakfast on Saturday, April 7 from 8:00 to 11:00 at the commu nity Club House 12249 Clubhouse Rd., Brooks ville. Pancakes, eggs, be served. The charge is a donation to the fund to make improvements at the Veterans' Memorial Wall. Appearing at the breakfast will be local author Sarah J. Nachin who will be selling and autographing copies of her book Ordi nary Heroes, Anecdotes of Veterans. A portion of the book sales will go to the Veterans Memorial. For further information call Ray Thomas 352-397-6473 SCREENWRITERS & AUTHORS MEETING You are invited to meet with local writers on Satur days at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to be a published author to participate. We share ideas, learn techniques and help each other. For more informa tion call: Sarah at 352-232-8369; email: msnachin@hotmail. com or Helise at 352-942-5768; email: helisestamos@ Spring Hill Garden Club needs Nonfood Vendors Nonfood vendors are needed for the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens Pathways in Nature fundraiser hosted by the Spring Hill Garden Club and AMC Pavers June 2, 2018. Vendor spaces are $50 (no electric). Proceeds go toward Pathways in Nature, the Clubs installation of an accessi ble pathway through the Gardens. Contact Ann Anderson (860)-212-5813 by 15 May. Applications available for rehabilitation/replace ment of homes Hernando County is pro viding housing assistance for underserved and lowto moderate-income, own er-occupied households for the rehabilitation/re placement of their homes. This program is available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as part of a U.S Department Housing and Urban Devel opment national objective Application packets and instructions are available at www.hernandocounty. us/healthandhumanser vices/or at the Hernando County Health and Human hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on April pleted application will be time and date stamped to ensure compliance with the application acceptance period. Final application ranking will be determined by the required guidelines, set forth in the Hernando County CDBG Housing Assistance Plan. Call the Health and Human Ser 4338 for more details. Hernando County Li Epic April The Hernando County Public Library System month-long amnesty drive ZKHUH\003FLWL]HQ\V\003PD\\000EULQJ\003 their overdue library ma forgiven. The amnesty drive will run from April 2 through April 30, 2018 at all four locations. Late due materials returned in good and usable condition during the month of April will be removed. Past fees for materials previ ously returned will also be removed upon check guarantor) must be present to be eligible and families are encouraged to visit together. The Hernando County Library System is commit ted to eliminating barriers to access educational re sources. Library Services manager, Sue Kiley said our goal is get overdue materials back on the shelves but more impor tantly to restore access to patrons who have been blocked from using their card; especially children who will be ready to get reading come summer time. Go to www.Hernan or call (352) 754-4031 for fre quently asked questions, closest locations and hours of operations. Follow @ HernandoPublicLibrary on updates. Gifts from Home, Inc. needs items for service men and women. Monetary donations are also welcome to defray the cost of postage. Here are some suggested items (no glass or aerosol contain ers): Wrapped hard candy, chewing gum, bubble gum bottled water Sugar & non-dairy creamer packs Peanut butter, jelly in plas 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 New or used CD's, DVD's Small games, balloons & festive items Paper, pencils, crayons, coloring books paste, shampoo, shower gel, Q-tips & wipes Call 352-684-4185 or email giftsfromhome@ Pilaklikaha/Abrahams Town Historic Marker Dedication 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: www.historichernandopreser their mouth full, slurping and burping their way throughout the various meal services and drink ing alcohol to excess. And thats not all. Theres the least fre quent bather seatmate, the weak bladder seatmate who always selects the window seat, the armrest hogger and, my least favorite, the throat clearer. According to various surveys on evaluating rear seat kicker ranks as one of the most aggra vating fellow passenger along with the reckless seat recliner. The reckless seat passenger seated in front of you that reclines their seat as far back as possible the instant we reach cruising level and insists on leaving it there until the wheels go down. My personal viewpoint on this is that airlines already force us into smaller spaces and yet they allow the passen ger in front to invade it even more. In fact, there have been several midair disputes between reckless seat recliners and the passengers seated behind them that several airlines have been forced to change course in order to eject the arguing passengers. Of course, you can al ways buy a pair of Knee Defenders nifty little gadgets that lock onto your tray table prevent ing the seat in front from sure your airline isnt one that has banned them. I always go prepared avoid airline small talk whenever possible by engrossing myself in a book or whatever other newspapers or maga zines are available. Yet, despite such obvious social cues, seatmates will still insist on striking up a conversation. If you are sitting on the subway or at the theatre, the person next to you rarely feels com pelled to engage you in conversation. So why is it that on an airplane, the person who sits next to you automatically feels he has to tell you, a total stranger, his life story? You could pretend not to speak English but a polite hello and a brief smile to your neighbor is all that is needed. Bon voyage! BUSINESS & COMMUNITY April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 17 QUIGLEY from page 1 OBITUARIES Puzzle on page 12 LEGAL NOTICES Bible Word Search answer on page 18... BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 272018CP000272CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE ANZALONE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jo sephine Anzalone, deceased, whose date of death was December 2, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITHIN 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 decedent's 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 PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is April 6, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Meryl Conte Clayton, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0071821 Conte Clayton & Austin, P.A. 1800 Second Street, Suite 705 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Telephone: (941) 9555040 Facsimile: (866) 343-8945 Email: Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia Marchese 3380 Morven Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609 (04/06/2018), (04/13/2018) FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Frank P. Sanseverino, owner, desiring to engage in business under the SOLUTIONS located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (04/06/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 17-000876-CPAXMX In re: The Estate of IRIS MAY FEARN, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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: (03/30/2018), (04/06/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, 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) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION 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. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): JANE DOE, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE TOWLE REVO CABLE LIVING TRUST AGREE MENT DATED 2/18/1994 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7314 PRINCE GEORGE COURT, SPRING HILL, FL 34606 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following described property: Lot 43, Timber Pines, Tract 39, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 22, at Pages 30 through 32, of the Public Re cords of Hernando County, Florida. 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) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, 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. NOTICE OF ACTION 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) FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that JOE MAZZIE, owner, desiring to engage of FRONT ROW ENTERTAINMENT 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. (04/06/2018) FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Vanessa Lopez, owner, desiring to engage in of Bodacious Branding 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. (04/06/2018) Mitten Walter Louis of Spring Hill Florida passed away on Tuesday, March 27th 2017. Walter leaves behind his children, and wife Ida Mitten. Src; Pinecrest Hopson, Jack Lee, age 91, of Spring Hill, FL died Tues day, March 28, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife: Jewell M. Hopson; sons: Lonnie Hopson and Richard Hopson; and 1 granddaughter. Src; Merritt OBrien Eugene C., age 88, of Spring Hill, Florida died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and by his l wife, Sandra J. OBrien. Eugene is survived by his son Scott (Joanne) OBrien, daughter, Jo Anne McGinley, and 1 granddaughter. Src; Turner Melendez Miriam R., 70, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She is survived by her husband Ernesto Me lendez; son Edward Rosa; daughter Eileen Schramm and son-in-law Aaron; and 2 grandchildren. Src; Turner Fayette Gerald Harrison, age 76, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednes day, March 29, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Crescencia; 4 children, Gina Sherlock (Stuart), Dorothy Fayette, Gerald Fayette, Jr., and Michele Fayette; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer Smith, Lillie M., age 71, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She is survived by husband: Claude Smith. Src; Merritt Tine Frank D., age 73, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.he was a retired of the US Army. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn A. Tine. Src; Turner Maulden, Hoyt Porter, age 94, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy veter an. He is preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie Maulden. He is survived by his wife Sharon; sons and daughter-in-law, Hoyt Jr. and Kathy Maulden, and John Scott Maulden. Src; Merritt Gilroy JoAnn, age 73 of Brooksville passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She is survived by her son, Robert Gilroy and his wife, Jennifer. Src; Brewer Doback Richard S., passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Src; Turner Lounsbury, Joseph Enoch, age 88, of Spring Hill, Florida, died Friday, March 31, 2017. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include son and daughterin-law: Joseph and Donna Lounsbury, Jr., daughters and son-in-laws: Sharon and Robert Wright; Shelly and Michael Marriner; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Waldron Roger, age75, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He is pre deceased by his parents, Reginald and Margaret (Letchford) Waldron. Roger is survived by his loving wife Donna, son, David (Sue), 3 step sons, Ray mond (Kelly) Stockstad, Eric Stockstad, Douglas Stackstad, and 2 grandchil dren. Src; Brewer Goulet Larry R., age 77, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife Kather ine Goulet, his children Steve Goulet (Sokie), Mark Goulet (Kary), Joan Reed (Mike), Chris Goulet (Dyan), and 12 grandchil dren. Src; Downing Conti Robert J., passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. Src; Turner


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OPINION April 6 12, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 19 Enough protests, now get to work DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PH.D. Traditional Realist WILLIAM F. HOLLAND MINISTER / CHAPLAIN Too many human beings complain about everything. You see youngsters saying no to their parents. I dont want to eat this breakfast. I am not going to grandmas house. Protest ing things we do not like is common among people of all ages and in all cultures. It is part of our human nature. Strikes are a form of group protest against a government or employers actions. Sometimes they succeed and the group. Sometimes they fail and the group energy dissipates. In some countries like Italy, protests and strikes are so ingrained in the culture the same strikes happen like clock work every year. National protests against a govern ment work only when an overwhelm the rules are abusing their fellow were many participants and leaders of the movement attempting to get the government or the employers to make changes. When there is no reasonable negotiation something seemingly minor could ignite a massive upris ing with many unintended negative consequences. In a freer country the people have many more recourses to transform their own conditions. Free speech, assembly and an abundance of job their situation to get what they want. In the USA people are able to move jobs to better meet their desires. Yet no mentally stable person can expect everyone to treat him like royalty, laying down a red carpet. the royal family not to their liking. fairness, beauty, politics, goodness or whatever. You cannot appeal to everyone or be liked by everyone. To think everyone should treat you in a verge of insanity. Many progressive college students are so thin-skinned that they are de manding safe spaces to regain their composure after someone says things with which they disagree. These students are the victims of coddling and immaturity. You cannot dictate how people should treat you. Many other groups in America are no longer protesting legally sanctioned discrimi nation against their group but are now demanding certain privileges written into law to repair past subjective hurts and perceived discrimination. The expectation of special treatment from diverse groups is extremely danger ous. This is setting oneself up for a letdown and failure. As long as people are free to do what they want in pri vate without government interference they should celebrate their freedom not fret over it. Coercing people to treat certain privileged groups in a special manner over another would infringe on the freedom of speech and assembly to the other group. Any government can groups and remain a free nation. The LGBTQ coalition is guaranteed all the rights other groups have. The NFL protest movement had the right to protest any grievances they perceived as long as they did it on their own time. They do not have a right to protest when they are paid entertain ers, especially when their behavior greater impact by going into their communities and being role models to help out the people they feel are not being treated well. Many ethnic groups at various times have migrated in large numbers to the land of opportunity to confront horren dous discrimination. Chinese in Cal ifornia, Irish: no Micks need apply in the mid 1800s then later Pollocks, Squareheads, Hymies, Spics, Guineas and many other foreign arrivals met hatred, not acceptance. As each group became known as individuals who did good work, the stigma faded. They became Amer icans whose ancestors came from other countries but most became Americans in three or less genera tions. Others did not want to deal with the US cultures hassles, language America. Hundreds of thousands 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. LETTER TO THE EDITOR What would it take for us to believe? I have for a long time suspected that the rea son my clothes wear out so fast is because of the dryer. Three times a year, March, July, and Novem ber, I empty the garage trash can where we toss the lint that the long, screen filter catches. My wife and I are supposed to clean that screen on a regular basis, peeling it out, but lately only I am remembering to do it, and so I keep finding a sheet thick enough that I could run it through a spinning wheel and make a skein of yarn. Tonight, before I emptied the can, I weighed it. The can wouldnt register on the electronic bathroom scale (I tested it to make sure it worked, and I am still in the low 190s, which means fat is replacing muscle evenly) so I covered the food scale in the kitchen with a square of wax paper and used that. The full plastic can weighed 2 pounds 4.60 ounces. After I emptied it, the can was 1 pound 5.15 ounces. That means there was 15.45 ounces of lint there, almost a dry pound. Well good grief, no wonder my clothes get thin enough to replace after two years! I dont know how many pounds of clothes we wash every month, but a quar ter-pound of fibers lost every thirty days is pretty significant. Lint (not to be confused with Quadragesima) is dictionaried as the fibers of cotton, linen, and wool that cling to the longer strands of those textile threads. Yeah, I just looked it up. Appar ently those fibers can be loosened by washing, and especially by tumbling in heat. Makes me wonder if drying clothes on an outside line would make them last longer. But lint isnt just fibers. Official ly, lint is a combination of fibers, human and animal hair, skin cells, plant material, including pollen, dust (from meteors) and microorganisms. (Hey, can I add the sheets of dryer lint to my wifes compost bin? Ill look into that, especially since if I examined lint under a microscope Im sure Id also find insect legs and wings.) But what about man-made fabric? My polyester shirts wear out just as quick. (I know there are other -esters, but polyester is the name I first heard when I was little, and so every fake material is poly to me.) So whats going on there? Have manufacturers figured out how to spin micro-threads and coat them with layers of loose fibers, so that they too will wear away? Is part of whats in my filter fake lint? Certainly sounds like something big busi ness would do. And now that Im wondering about it, does anyone know where a clothes dryer sucks in air? Theres a hose that blows hot through the wall to the outside, but how is fresh air brought in? Is there a vent in the back I dont know about? Is air vacu umed up from below? If thats the case, then there is certainly bug parts in the screen, and bits of nasal cells from when I lint from the filter. Yeah, I dont want that in the garden. 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 When the holidays of Christmas and the holy week come around, I cannot help but wonder what the general population thinks about events. I realize that Christians are more involved with these celebra tions because of their personal connection with Jesus Christ, but we must also admit there are many different levels of commitment and enthusiasm. In the last few years, the big screen has produced several Christian based movies and however you feel about them, at least someone is trying to relay the life of Christ when He physically walked the earth. I saw the movie, Risen the other night and after it was over, I thought about some encouraged whenever I see some one believing when they see a miracle, but Im also reminded that everyone will not believe in Jesus whether they see one or not. Jesus declared in John 20:29, blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Yes, Jesus spoke divine truth and in only three years made a huge impact, but His message was generally not embraced by the masses and neither is it today. Why? Well, the most disturbing reason which is also revealed in this movie, is that many individuals will absolutely never allow themselves to surren der their will to God. character named Clavious who portrays a high ranking Roman Christ. This account is not specif ically mentioned in the Bible, but some of these events could have been possible. Nonetheless, hes following his orders and convinced hes doing the right thing but a few days after Jesus is buried in a tomb, he witnesses the Messi ah miraculously comforting His disciples in the upper room. He is so stunned and in a state of shock that he abandons his duties and begins to stalk the disciples hoping to discover what in the world is go ing on. Theres a scene when Pilate enters this very room where Jesus had miraculously appeared earlier and is furious because the stone has been rolled away and the body of Jesus is missing. Trying to silence the rumors that Jesus actu ally rose from the dead, he notices a note fastened to the wall that was written and sealed by Clavious. It said, Do not seek me. Do not follow or wander. Persecute no one on my behalf. I have seen two things which I cannot reconcile. A man dead, without question and that same man alive again. I pursue truth. Pilate responds angrily, My right hand has turned against me... how could he follow that Hebrew? A soldier comments, Perhaps... its true. And then Pilate makes a very troubling statement, Well, if it is...Ill kill him again. Is this not a heartbreaking example of the lost and depraved nature of mankind? Although this story exposes our spiritual blindness, it also reveals an encouraging hope that God has provided everyone an invitation to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. We commonly use skits and plays in church to illustrate spiritual principals and even Jesus Himself told parables which are narratives that help explain divine truths. I have no intention to argue about the accuracy or intentions of movies like this, but within the presentation of Jesus we can at least ask ourselves, is seeing believing? You would imagine if someone actually witnessed that God and His Word were absolutely true, they would become a Jesus fanatic, but this is not necessarily so. Humans struggle with believing us being transformed into His way of thinking and living. We want to control our own lives, and do not want anyone, especially God, to interfere with our desires and 16, where a rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus passed away. The rich man ends up in a spiritual afterlife of misery but yet has the ability to see Lazarus and Abraham in the realm of paradise. He lifts his eyes in torment and begs Abraham to please send Lazarus back to warn his family and friends about this place of endless suffering. Abraham replies that whoever refuses to accept Gods message would still not surrender their independence even if some one came back from the dead. William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. is a Christian minister, chaplain, and author. Discover more about his ministry at can be contacted at P.O. Box 1394, Nicholasville, KY 40340 Fake Lint D avid Hogg's 14 year old sister needs to grow up. She is too young to remember why, after bombing Pearl Harbor, the Japanese did not continue on to invade America. The reason is they were afraid they would lose too many soldiers due to the number own guns. Many school age children today are being taught by socialists and communists who have party and our educational institutions. Their goal is to convert America to com munism. To do that they need to tear up the Consti tution and take our guns to prevent a revolution by "we the people". Today's youth are too young to see the big picture. I say to all you 14 year olds out there, learn to do your own research. Try you on and paying for all of these marches, etc. Maybe then your bells will ring and you will see the truth. If the government takes our guns, only bad people will them. Guns are not permitted in Chicago where people are being shot every day. Do you really want the govern ment to control you? What would you do when they ration food? What would you do when the government shuts down the internet and all social media. The government doesn't want informed peo ple anymore. You either do what the government tells you or your new address will be in Siberia. 14 year olds need to grow up. From Larry Biddle, Brooksville, FL returned to their country of origin. They did not spend the majority of their energy protesting to change America instead they placed avoid the worst. These immigrants were not perfect. Many took shortcuts by entering into criminal enterprises. Others chose to place their energies in developing ethic organi create pride and to struggle to the top of the economic ladder. Immigrants devel oped their own athletic leagues, social clubs, churches, literary classes, tance groups to help their own people. As they gained ethnic accomplishment they could easily melt into the acceptance of mainstream America. There is no special privilege government can grant to any group without someone else losing his freedom. All groups can earn prestige with strong and greater demonstrations of their worthiness to them selves and other Americans. deeds, not government mandates to become solid judged by their character not their ethnicity.


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If you could just turn that light switch on in their room, that would just help every one so that youre not just working with your pool of families, you can now see the entire pool of families across the state, urged That led to the question, Well if you are going to create a matching system, then why not look at the data that supports best matches and understand who works best with who? To build a repository of families who were eligible take placement today and develop a matching system, they reached out to the former lead researchers at e-Harmony, who developed Family-Matchs compati bility model and the assess ments that go with it which are based on over 250 peer reviewed research articles about attributes that have relate to disruption. the software development was an evolving process which started on the tail end of 2014. The pro cess included compiling feedback from state leaders and child welfare workers, building the system out, program implementation. In terms of the assess ments developed for the plained, The goal of these assessments that families can take on their own and caseworkers take on behalf of the child are to give them (access to) not just the entire pool of families that are available, but to also show them which ones they might want to reach likelihood of success. Thats how we got Fami ly-Matchthe culmination of those two very pivotal tool sets within the appli cation. Family-Match is current ly in the Commonwealth of Virginia and by the Fall have Family-Match starting up in Tennessee. Families are now signing up for Family-Match in Florida, and the matching applica tion will be enabled in July. With support from the Family-Match is rolling out Foundation is a 501c3 founded in 2015 by Ashley Brown with her husband Company. Ashley Brown had a per sonal impetus for creating It was a way for her to payback the blessing she was given as an infant adopted at birth. Growing up I always felt I was given a second chance at life and I want to pay back that blessing, Ashley Brown said. I truly was given the most unbelievable life and the best family. I always knew how lucky I was and what a gift that was. In lieu of wedding gifts, the Browns asked their friends and family to do nate to their newly formed 501c3 foundationwhich they knew would be a platform for foster children but had not yet worked out the details. child welfare initiatives. She serves as the vice chair for the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation, co-chair of the FCC Inde pendent Living Commit tee, FCC-DCF Strategic Initiative Lead, and adjunct professor at Nova South eastern University College of Psychology. For more than 20 years, Dr. Wynter has worked on behalf of abused, neglected, and abandoned children, pro viding leadership for local, improve the child welfare system. We are so fortunate welfare state. This allows innovative approaches to impact the permanency for children, Dr. Wynter said. The Department of Children and Families con tracts with local Communi ty-Based care lead agencies to oversee the child welfare system. Kids Central, which manages Citrus, Hernando Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties, is a key partner in the Fami ly-Match project. Ashley Brown explained that the stars aligned when Dr. Wynter found Adop tion-Share, granting them the opportunity to meet ia. She was impressed with with her husband upon her get going on a pilot pro gram for Florida. He said, Well what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call herLets do this. Its been an unbeliev able really fast journey, Ashley Brown remarked. Dr. Wynter explained why Family-Match peaked her interest, Being in the of resources, we dont take advantage of some of the innovations that streamline our work Dr. Wynter explained that Florida is hitting their numbers for adoptions, adopting close to 3700 kids last year, but there are still a family and there are fam ilies that are waiting just as the issue isnt a resource problem, its a connection problem, said Dr. Wynter. This ability to pool all of these kids into one data base creates a repository. When Dr. Wynter ap proached the Lead Agency they told her, Well that makes perfect sense. She continued, Sec ondary to the repositorynow we have something evidence based that creates a science for our decision making. This technology making those decisions. Dr. Wynter explained that three or four years ago there was a huge jump in the number of kids coming into foster care, resulting in a large number of children now available for adoption in Florida: 800-900. place children such as sib ling groups, teenagers and those with medical issues. We do have families who are interested in adopting these children, but prior to Family-Match it was a struggle to connect them. That really is a game changer for child welfare, remarked Dr. Wynter. backers of the Florida pilot program, Were calling them our strategic partners in this because they are stakeholders. They are investing into this cause. They are the most proac tive, get involved partners you could really dream of." She stated that she works closely with Dr. Wynter to ensure Family-Match is a success in Florida. "We have her strategic leadership, 25 years of leverage the relationships with individuals she has Love Foundationwe see them as our partner and our team. We would not be in Florida today without Self less Love Foundation. Floridas pilot was origi nally intended to be small, including a few counties explained that within 6 to 8 weeks, the pilot covered nearly the entire state. In Florida there are over 200 families who have on Family-Match. These parents have already gone through their training and home-study approval. Their goal is to reach at least 300 by summertime, when they will turn on the matching component. They are well on their way. Ashley Brown said that they have nearly 300 families that have indicat Love Foundation website which has resources for anyone even consider who registers through the Wynter reaches out to per sonally to discuss adoption with them. Ashley Brown stated, For a family, this means so much. They feel like theyve been lost in the system, waiting for a child for months and sometimes years. Just having some body reach out and say Hey, were here for youif you have questions let us know. I just think that is monumental for these families. Ashley Brown comment ed that while she is very excited about the reposito ry and matching program, shes also excited that the program educates families on realistic expectations on what children are available for adoption. ing that Family-Match gives parents a better sense of need and who is actually in the pool. She explained that forty percent of all families that have created are interested in adopting a child over the age of 10. Were seeing in Virginia, its around the same mark, she added. As far as the assessment out their own assessment which is a mix of drop down questions and scales. There are no open ended explained, Its a really deep dive into not what kind of kid do you want to adopt, but more along the lines of how do you cope, how do you form attach ments, how much value do you place on education, if youve never parented beforewhat do you expect it to be like? For married couples, Family-Match contains basic marriage related Your parenting is going if your marriage is on the rocks. She mentioned that marital satisfaction, how much you can depend on your spouse, what is your support network are areas that the assessment takes into account. On Family-Match there are no photos of kids which really sets the program way matches happensince parents can usually browse through a list of children waiting to be adopted. Its giving caseworkers all of the available families that are eligible and able to adopt today. The childs caseworker completes the assessment for the child, although Ash ley Brown and Dr. Wynter are working on ways to allow older children to participate more in the assessment process. it would take between 30 and 60 days to solidify the potential of a match. That doesnt necessarily mean a placement, just that the family and the caseworkers are in agreement. Place ment varies on a number of factors and there is a lot of lead up to ensure the transition goes well. Family-Match will follow up after the child is placed in the home, to monitor the results of the placement. Families com plete brief post placement assessments at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after placement. They also follow up with the caseworker at those times. Both follow-ups aim to measure the quality of the match. As more measurements and out comes are recorded, the strength and accuracy of the matching algorithm for the predictive model will increase. Ashley Brown explained that once Floridas pro gram is setupthey hope to continue with others. We already have our phones other states. People are really excited about this. John & Liz Allport, Greater Orlando Area, Prospective Adoptive Parents, "I love the concept of having some match based on family compatibility." RIGHT: Kate & Chris English, Leesburg FL, Prospective Adoptive Parents, "Im so excited that a program like this is being created as there are just so many children waiting for permanency."