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LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 11 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send you a Hernando Sun bumper magnet as a token of our appreciation! SWAP-N-SHOP SPORTS See BLUEBERRY Page 20 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER April 2026, 2018 Volume IV, Issue III Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun Page 5 New vision for the Blueberry Festival Brooksville boutique puts the emphasis on quality. 78 HIGH LOW 61 WEATHER SHUAYB DENTAL FAMILY & IMPLANT DENTISTRY Call for Your Appointment 352 -666 5133 229 MARINER BLVD., SPRING HILL, FL 34609 S A M E D A Y C R O W N S Cerec Crown I n c l u d e s : X R a y ( D 0 2 2 0 ) O f f i c e V i s i t ( D 0 1 4 0 ) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2018 N E W P A T I E N T S P E C I A L Exam and X -Rays (ADA -D0150) Full Mouth Service (ADA -D0210) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2018 $ 6 4 9 w w w s h u a y b d e n t a l c o m F R E E See PHP, page 16 Two new art exhibits at LMRA District Prep Softball Preview 12 BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Last January, Coney Island Drive Inn owner John Lee rallied several local businesses to establish The Brooksville Blueber ry Festival. Following the departure of the Florida Blueberry Festival, Lee members of the community could build a new festival, that he describes as, very years), with a more Brooks ville feel. Lee and his crew were able to raise $36,000 from Hernando County donors alone. Lees vision for the new festival has taken shape, and its debut will be held on the weekend of April 28 29, 2018. Lee describes the biggest footprint, with less intrusion on the city as a whole. The festival will be located on Ft. Dade between Howell Ave. and Magnolia Ave and within Hernando Park, 205 7 The Hernando Sun launches new website highlighting photography, security The new website allows us to showcase the excellent photography of ART Kass Circle Development includes HELP Center, Aids volunteeer groups BY ADON TAFT SPECIAL TO HERNANDO SUN A comprehensive Kass Circle Community Redevelopment Plan will be presented to the County Commission May 8 by Michelle Miller of the Hernando County Planning Department. Among the highlights of the plan for the historic community of small businesses along Spring Hill Dr. near Pinehurst Dr. in Spring Hill, she said, is the remodeling of one of the existing structures to house a new project of the People Helping People organization. That project will be known as The HELP Center, explained Doug Brainard, presi dent of People Helping People in Hernando County, described as an interfaith com aim will be to establish a training kitchen where homeless or other needy people can be trained to perform jobs in and around work. Brainard said area chefs, health agency personnel, training experts and others with applicable experience are being consulted in setting up and running the operation which has a start up target of this fall. Remodeling Sara Rice Chapman holds up a bedroll made from woven plastic bags. By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN CO-FOUNDER I t has been a long process upgrad ing the Hernando Sun newspapers website: We purchased the license to the software to the latest software version. Digital media is disrupting the newspa per industry. The Hernando Sun news paper is working hard to remain relevant as digital media becomes a larger part of the newspaper industry. I have put some of my 20 years experience in the software engineering industry to help out the paper in this arena. The new website is a step toward embracing the digital disruption. The Hernando Sun newspaper also embraces our traditions and background, as printing a newspaper connects us with the long history of this area. Hernando has had many great newspapers over the past 130 years. The content that we develop for our newspaper will also be the content that feeds our website. As long as you all are interested in purchas ing a print newspaper we will continue to provide the service. The new website allows us to show case the excellent photography that we receive. There are many talented photog raphers that contribute to the newspaper and this will allow us to better display their work. We have added new sections to the site See WEBSITE, Page 14 13


2 HERNANDO SUN April 2026, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of April 20-26, 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 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 2026, 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 By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Hernando County Republican Party held their 48th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday April 13, 2018. The event was held at Silverthorn Country Club and was well attended. Several Republican candidates for statewide candidate for Attorney General Ashley Moody, candidate for Commission er of Agriculture Denise Grimsley, and candidate for Governor Ron Desan tis. The event provided an opportunity to see and speak with these candi dates in person. The event paid hom age to our veterans with several sponsored tables of veterans. John Murphy introduced the veterans by name. U.S. Congressman Ron Desantis was the featured speaker. He spoke of this blue collar roots and how baseball enabled him to attend Yale. After attend ing Yale, he then went on to Harvard Law. While at Harvard he earned a commission as a Judge six years. Congressman Desantis was elected to congress in 2013. The Lincoln Day Dinner gave Republicans a chance to meet some of the candi dates they will be choosing from in the primary. BY KATHRYN DENTATO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Hernando County School Board is starting to review their budget in preparation for this years budget hearings. There was a preliminary discus sion of increasing taxes shortfall. The discus sion included raising the milage rate .5 or 1 mils: raising the milage rate .5 mils would generate $4.7 million and raising the milage rate 1 mil would generate $9.4 million. The proposed 20182019 school budget was presented at the Hernando County School Board workshop on April 10, 2018. Kendra Sittig, Director of Budget, and Joyce McIntyre, Director of Finance and Purchas ing, shared details from the Florida Education from the 2018 legislative sessions. She also provid ed a timeline progression of each step of the process. The FEFP ensures that students have access to appropriate education regardless of the econom ic situation or the area in which they live. FTE is based on the number of students actually enrolled in the school district. The number includes Florida Virtual School students and those who attend school while in a Depart ment of Juvenile Justice program. A weighted FTE takes into account the extra cost involved with educating ESE students, those with limited English students involved in tech nical education programs. The FEFP also takes into account the district goods/services compared with wage earnings in the district and the cost of supplement is based on the wealth of the school district compared to the generates funds) in a total of three high schools. Comparing the most ures for 2018-2019, the unweighted FTE increased by only $55.17 compared the specialty programs), which jumped to $72.42 over last year. The DCD dropped by 0.06%. The amount of funds that the district receives per stu dent will drop by $2.07 for the coming year. The total taxable value for the school district is an overall increase of 5.87% over last year or just over $548 million. However, the decrease in the DCD over the past three years means that Hernando County receives less from the State, and that money is actually sent to larger districts to help cover their funding costs. The sparsity of that loss, but not sig the base FEFP is a loss of actually $15,248.19. Another consideration is the addition of new through the Safe Schools district needs approxi mately $750,000 more to adequately fund the pro gram, some of which will be covered by Hernando County. Funding for SROs has been worked out through September 2018 as the nearly $890,000 is being split by the county and the school district. The County will also work with the school district to continue to make school safety a priority. Sitting said the bud get considerations are needs based and are sent through the department/di vision heads for approval before moving to the cab inet level for review. By the end of the school year, the budget department will also meet with the board to give the projections for the end of the current budget year. The projected 20182019 budget is also de tax rolls. The estimate will be available for review by June 1. An update on the budget will be presented at another workshop on June 26, 2018. will be available July TRIM advertisement and notices for the hearings on the budget will be given. The budget hearings are scheduled for July 25 and Sept. 11, 2018. On Sept. 14, the Department of budget from the district. suggestions which could be considered by the School Board with regard to adding millage to the tax bill a two-year op or capital outlay expen ditures) and a four-year for both types of expen ditures). The district is currently set at 1.500 mils, which is equivalent to $14.2 million in revenue. An increase of .500 mils would add to the available budget by $4.7 million. If the voters approved an increase to 1.00 mil, then another $9.4 million could be added. Every increase will at the highest suggested amount of 1.00 mils, a homeowner would have an additional $128.98 in taxes due, for example. Increas ing to 2.00 mils would be cantly higher amount, it does provide the funding to pay for safety of the children in the schools. As one board member stated, it was less than $1 per day. It is important to note that the school districts half cent sales tax, which is earmarked for capital outlay expenses has made big gains recently. In 2017 the half cent earned $30,000-40,000 per month over the prior years earnings. As of Feb. 2018 there was $7.6 million ending cash on hand in the half cent sales tax fund. To bring the proposal before the voters, Super visor of Elections Shirley Anderson suggested that the August primary was the best choice. The HCSB would need to have the proposal to Anderson by June 22 so that the ballots could be printed or wait until the last week in July to have the item added election ballot. The thought of a tax in crease is not always pleas ant. School Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano stated it this way, At the end of the day, we are required to keep our students and our and we have $22 million of needs and no funding. The HCSB will consid er several other options such as issuing bonds or borrowing the money and call a special workshop to discuss including the measure on the primary or general election. Other school districts have put similar tax increases be fore the residents. By HERNANDO SUN STAFF As space permits, we will continue to publish the bills that Gov. Scott has signed from the last legislative session. CS/CS/SB 1392 Criminal Justice This bill increases transparency in the criminal justice sys tem, authorizes the adult civil citation program, and revises the juvenile civil citation program. SB 186 The Resign-to-Run Law This bill makes changes to the law on running for CS/CS/CS/HB 165 Written Threats to Conduct Mass Shootings or Acts of Terrorism This bill prohibits a person from making, posting, or transmitting a threat to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism in a way that allows another person to view the threat. HB 185 Redirection of Fees to Tax Collectors This bill allows Florida tax collec tors to retain the process ing fees for administering driver license knowledge and skills tests and pro cessing reinstatements of suspended or revoked driver licenses. HB 215 Motor Vehicles This bill provides terms of use for autocycles and mobile carriers and prohibits local governments from preventing motor vehicle access to limited transpor tation points of entry or exit from state universities. CS/CS/HB 465 Insurance This bill makes several changes to the insurance statutes, including insurance adjust er license examinations and the documents an insurer can submit for the Own-Risk Assessment compliance. CS/HB 565 Excess Credit Hour Surcharges This bill creates a refund for state university students with excess credits who gradu ate within four years. CS/HB 667 Beverage Law This bill allows alcoholic beverage vendors to make deliveries based on electronic or ders, such as smartphone applications, and authoriz es third-party deliveries. CS/CS/HB 731 Home Education This ibility to families admin istering home education programs. CS/HB 961 Beverage Law This bill provides guidelines for a licensed malt beverage vendor to accept glass ware from a distributor. CS/CS/HB 1091 Early Learning This bill establishes a statewide program accountability system for School Readi ness providers. CS/CS/HB 1211 Airboat Regulation This bill requires airboat operators to meet safety requirements to give rides to passengers for-hire. Bills Gov. Scott has signed into law School District tax increase may be put to the voters Statewide candidates join Hernando County Republicans for Lincoln Day Dinner The 48th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner was a full house. Congressman Ron DeSantis addresses the Lincoln Day Dinner attendees Springstead High School student delegates listen to Congressman Ron DeSantis at Lincoln Day Dinner Romano: "We have $22 million of needs and no funding."


April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS Brooksville Council Work shop Budget Monday, April 23, 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 Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 4/24/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Brooksville Cemetery Advisory Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:00PM 5:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Parks & Recre ation Advisory Board Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:15PM Board of County Commis sioners Workshop 5/1/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 HC Community Redevel opment Agency Regular Meeting 5/8/2018 12:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street BKSVL 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. by Lloyd Dunkelberger NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE --Florida voters will get a chance to decide in November whether 13 is a lucky or un lucky number. The state Constitution Revision Commission, which after approving eight proposed constitutional amend ments for the Nov. 6 general-election ballot. already on the ballot, including three approved by the Legislature and two approved in petition drives, to bring the total to 13. The constitutional revisions proposed by the Leg islature include an expansion of the homestead prop erty-tax exemption and a requirement for two-thirds votes by future legislatures when raising taxes or fees. The petition-drive measures would allow voters to decide on future expansions of casino gambling and would restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences. The 13 measures on the November ballot will be the most voters have faced since 1998, the last time the Constitution Revision Commission met and put nine amendments on the ballot. Voters approved eight of the nine amendments as well as four constitutional changes sought by the Legislature. In 1978, the commission advanced eight ballot pro posals, which all were rejected by voters, along with a citizens initiative on casino gambling. from the commission will have to be approved by at least 60 percent of voters. Florida increased the mar gin for approval of constitutional amendments from a majority vote to 60 percent in 2006. In the past two decades, over the course of 11 gen eral elections, the average number of constitutional amendments on the ballot has been more than seven, ranging from a low of three measures in 2014 to the high of 13 proposals in 1998 and this year. It is typical for some measures to fail, although in 2004 and 2006 voters approved all 14 amendments on the ballot in those two years. But in 2012, when voters faced 11 amendments, all passed by the Legis lature, they rejected eight of the measures. One of the more-controversial aspects of this years commission proposals is that six of the eight measures bundle together multiple subjects. As an ex ample, what will appear on the ballot as Amendment 9 a proposed ban on vaping in the workplace. Two of the proposed constitutional amendments are limited to single subjects, including one measure that would ban greyhound racing in the state. In total, the eight ballot measures group 20 proposals that were debated and advanced by the commission. Brecht Heuchan, chairman of the panels Style Fish World Arcade Employee accused the Victim of Cheating ROBERTS, JOSHUA LAW RENCE YOB: 1995 OCCUPATION: FISH WORLD CHARGES: BATTERY Arrested at 04/13/2018 02:07 2997 COMMERCIAL WAY, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/13/2018, the defendant and the victim got into a verbal altercation at Fish World (arcade) located at 2997 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606. The altercation turned physical when the defendant wrapped his right arm around the vic tims upper chest/lower neck. The defendant admitted to wrapping his arm around the victim's person. It should be noted the alter cation occurred due to the defendant, an employee of Fish World, accusing the victim of cheating, after the victim attempted to claim a winning prize. The defendant was placed under arrest and transport ed to the Hernando County Detention Center where he was charged with one (1) count of Battery and held on a "Things got out of control, issues." BROOKS, JOSHUA A YOB: 1995 TATTOO: ANGEL CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested at 04/13/2018 10:30 xxxxx Buckingham Way, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/11/2018 the defendant and his wife, Caitlyn G, were returning home from attempt ing purchase marijuana. A verbal altercation had ensued in the vehicle and continued in the driveway of 12214 Buckingham Way. The verbal altercation turned physical between both parties, at which time the defendant struck Cait lyn in the left eye. During that time Caitlyn fell to the ground, which caused injury to her right shoulder. In a non-custodial interview, the defendant would not reveal details but advised, "Things got out of control, I have anger management issues." Caitlyn did have bruising to her left eye and a small petechiae spot just left of the iris. Caitlyn also had a large wound on the right shoulder which was "scabbed" over at the time of this report. Due to a delay in was not required. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident." ers License or SSN KISSELL, CHERYL LYNN YOB: 1958 CHARGES: DRIVERS LICENSE, PROVIDING FALSE NAME/INFO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESIST/OB STR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at 04/13/2018 20:40 EASTSIDE AVE & LEHOUIER DR, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "On 04/13/2018, during proactive patrol in the area of Eastside Ave in Hernando County, Flor ida, I observed a silver in color Dodge four door bearing Flor ida tag: AVQA41, traveling on Eastside Ave near Lehouier Dr. I observed said vehicle to have an expired tag since 2014. An ELVIS search of said tag revealed the tag to not pertain to said vehicle. I also observed the driver of this vehicle to not be wearing a seat belt at the time of the stop. stop on said vehicle at the intersection of Eastside Ave and Lehouier Dr. Contact was made with the sole occupant/driver of this vehicle (defendant). I asked the defendant to identify herself, as procedure to being then provided me a name of "Cassandra Kissell" (DOB: 02/22/1961). The defendant then advised she did not have a social security number and did not have any form of of the defendants drivers license status revealed to be no records found for a drivers license. I then walked back to the vehicle to reestablish contact with the driver. I began asking the driver questions that would help identify her, at which time the defendant stat ed she did not have to provide me any information due to only traveling in the vehicle and not driving the vehicle. Due to the defendants lack of willingness to comply with the investigation and the defen dant obstructing my lawful in vestigation, the defendant was asked to exit the vehicle. While I was attempting to detain the defendant, the defendant con tinued to resist and would not her. After multiple attempts, I was able to successfully place her into custody. During a search of the vehicle, I located an ID card within the drivers black handbag which was located in the driver side possessed a name of: Cheryl Kissell, DOB: 05/10/1958. The ID located matched the phys ical description of the driver of this vehicle. The defendant then advised she did not need a valid drivers license in the state of Florida because she was not driving the vehicle, she was traveling in the vehicle. It was determined the defendant had provided me a false name and date of birth upon initial contact. the defendant to have only and had never had a drivers license issued. The defendant was placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident, where he is being bond schedule." DOMINGUEZ, WILLIAM YOB: 1991 TATTOO: ZAHIR RT WRIST CHARGES: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUB STANCE, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested at 04/14/2018 17:28 4250 STERLING HILL BLVD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/14/2018 I was dispatched to the Sterling Hill South Club house located at 4250 Sterling Hill Boulevard in reference to an area check for a suspicious person possibly using narcot ics at a picnic table. Upon arrival, I observed a the defendant, William Domin guez, to be sitting at a picnic table facing the entrance. I approached the defendant and explained my presence. During the consensual encounter I asked the defendant if he had anything illegal on him and he uttered no, you can check then began pulling everything out of his pockets. He threw a Newport cigarette pack onto the picnic table in front of him which subsequently opened. I asked the defendant if there was anything illegal in the cigarette pack in which he advised no, go ahead and check. I then looked inside the cigarette pack and observed a small clear plastic wrapper bunched up in the bottom, and two red plastic straws. I then removed the wrapper and I observed two small pieces of a white substance in the bottom of the wrapper. I then read the defendant Miranda from my agency issues Miranda card in which the defendant interrupt ed multiple times uttering, I already know what it says. The defendant then advised he understands all points of Miranda and wished to answer questions. I asked the defen dant what the white pieces were in the bottom of the plas tic wrapper in which he replied Xanax 2MG. I then asked if it originally was a round pill or oblong and he advised oblong and he only had one. I then asked the defendant what the straws were in which he replied I use them to snort the Xanax. He went on to say he is currently on probation in Tampa and didnt want to get into trouble. The defendant was then taken into custody. The defendant advised he is currently on probation for Fleeing to Elude in Tampa for a term for 3 years. I asked the defendant if he was supposed to be in Spring Hill and he explained I left a message defendant is also having his probation violated due to the above charges (See case #2018-11401). A wants and warrants check revealed the defendant did have an active warrant out of Miami, Florida for Driving with License Suspended but Miami Dade advised they would not extradite. The defendant also had an active warrant from North Carolina for Child Support but they also would not extradite. The defendant was provided a court date of 05/07/2018 at the Hernando County Courthouse at 0830hrs in courtroom E. The defendant was provided possession of Alprazolam Possession of Paraphernalia The defendant also is held on a no bond status due to violating his probation (201811401)." SCLESKY, LUEQUITA MAT TRICE Don Barbee Jr. Resignation Letter It is with a tremendous amount of excitement yet some sadness that I sub mitted my resignation as Clerk of the Circuit Court tive January 7, 2019. My irrevocable resignation is a requirement under Florida law so that I can qualify to run for Circuit Judge. It is a rare instance career that we are truly passionate about. I know that feeling well. I was passionate throughout my law enforcement career as and then as a prosecutor under Brad King. I was also passionate about be ing your Clerk for much of the time I have sat in this seat. I am so incredibly for giving me the oppor tunity to learn from her and later supporting me feel almost apologetic in leaving but I know what that passion feels like and your next Circuit Judge. The hardest part about resigning will be leav ing the team of amazing professionals that make up this complex organization. So few people know what the Clerk does and my team has been committed to making sure that when you do interact with our ing typical government. I am truly excited about this next chapter in my professional life. There are nearly 800,000 people in the 5th Circuit and I hope to meet as many of them as possible. As with any election, this process should be treated like a long job interview with the outcome being your vote on August 28th. Thank you for the chance to serve Hernando County as your Clerk and I look forward to our interview. Don Clerk of Court Don Barbee Jr. resigns to run for 5th circuit court judge YOB: 1991 CHARGES: POSS OF CO CAINE, POSS OF MARIJUA NA, TAMPER PHYS EDIV/ ALT/DEST/CONC, POSSES SION DRUG PARAPHERNA LIA Arrested at 04/15/2018 00:45 CORTEZ BLVD & BROOKRIDGE BLVD, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "On 04/14/2018, during proactive patrol in the area of Cor tez Blvd and the Suncoast Parkway in Hernando County, Florida, I observed a gray in color Honda Civic four door bearing Florida temporary tag: CDH7756, traveling westbound on Cortez Blvd. I observed said vehicle to not have any rear running tail lamps. I continued vehicle at the intersection of Cortez Blvd and Brookridge Blvd. Contact was made with the driver of this vehicle (defendant). While interview ing the driver of the vehicle, I detected an odor consistent with burnt marijuana, at which time in plain view, I observed a small brown cigar which con tained a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana located in the center console of the vehicle. I then observed the defendant to place the vehicle insurance paperwork and vehi cle registration forms over the marijuana cigar in an attempt of concealing the narcotics. At that time I asked the defendant what she was concealing. The defendant advised, This isnt my roach, and proceeded to throw the marijuana cigar into a grass lot. The defendant was then asked to exit the vehicle. Momentarily, I canvassed the area where the defendant had thrown the cigar. The cigar was later located and 0.1 grams of the green leafy substance which resulted with positive results for THC content. Due to the odor detected and probable cause established a search of the vehicle was conducted during the search I located a small red book bag located in the passenger seat. Within the book bag I discov ered a clear plastic baggie containing 2.3 grams of a white rock substance consistent test of this substance revealed there to be positive results for Cocaine. Alongside was a black digital scale. The scale contained a white powdery substance residue consis tent with cocaine residue. A conducted which resulted in positive results for Cocaine. The defendant was placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident where she is being the bond schedule." FLEMING, NIGEL DEANE YOB: 1984 TATTOO: WOMAN TATTOO CHARGES: POSS OF METH AMPHETAMINE, POSSES SION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested at 04/15/2018 02:30 12451 LOMBARDY ST, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/15/2018 during proactive patrol in the area of Mari ner Blvd and Cortez Blvd in Hernando County, Florida, I observed a gold in color Nissan pickup truck bearing Florida tag: 12SCG, traveling southbound on Mariner Blvd. An ELVIS search of said tag revealed the tag to come back to a 2004 silver Chrysler utility vehicle. At this time, I conducted a of Mariner Blvd and Lombardy located at 12451 Lombardy Street. Contact was made with the driver and owner of the vehicle (defendant) and the front seat passenger (co-de fendant) of this vehicle. I asked if the driveway of the residence the defendant pulled into is his residence. The defendant I was on private property you wouldn't be able to stop me." I asked if there was any illegal contraband/narcotics inside the vehicle, at which time the defendant replied, "No". The defendant then granted and expressed consent of the vehicle, by saying, "There is nothing in there, go head and look." The defendant was then asked to exit the vehicle, while I conducted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed a clear plastic baggie which contained 0.7 grams of a crystal-like substance and ten, yellow, rectangular pills imprint ed R039"with the total weight of 2.6 grams. The crystal-like substance and the pills were located inside a black speaker that was sitting on the center console, that was directly in between the driver and pas senger seat. Search of said pills via DRUGS.COM revealed said pills to be Alprazolam which is a schedule 4 controlled substance. The crystal-like substance, consistent with Methamphet resulted with positive results via NARCO TEST KIT for methamphetamine. The defendant was charged accordingly for said contraband and was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant is He will have a court date of 05/15/2018 at the Hernando County Courthouse in Court room "D" at 09:00 hours." were causing her failure to BICKETT, SAVANNAH SIM ONE YOB: 1995 TATTOO: UNK CURSIVE WRITING CHARGES: POSS OF METH AMPHETAMINE, POSS OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested at 04/16/2018 01:50 CORTEZ BLVD & GRIFFIN RD, BROOKSVILLE Brooks, Joshua Sheri's Oce Attorney Joel Fritton announces his run for Clerk of Court Joel Fritton has served 5 years. Prior to that, he was a prosecutor. Fritton eleased the following statement on Tuesday April 17, Clerk of Court and Comptroller for Her nando County is a com plex and tremendously im portant job where relevant experience is critical. It is a role that requires a person experience to ensure that the nearly half-a-billiondollars in tax payer funds, in the custody of the Clerk, are properly accounted for, managed appropriately, and spent lawfully. As for the county, the po sition requires a person well-equipped and strong enough to act as the coun overseeing the spending and the audit process of all County funds. Fritton possesses the relevant and local government experience to seamless ly transition and hit the ground running in taking over as the next Clerk and Comptroller of Hernando County. Fritton went on stability for the citizens, consumers, and employ ees, in this important role of community trust and ensure that the Clerks responsibilities incumbent See CRC, Page 4


By JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Hernando County hired the Auditors Purvis and Gray to conduct the which must be completed by Florida statute. Audit Partner Mark White ex plained to commissioners on Tuesday April 10, that the primary scope of the audit is the expression of cial documentsthat they are fairly presented in accordance with general accounting principles so they can be relied upon tion that it contains. White remarked, Gen be solid. We did note that the general fund while staying within its budget did use $2.6 million of its balance carried forward which leaves the coun ty with a little over $20 million of fund balance in the general fund and many of you all may remember that some of that has been $7 million of that That leaves you roughly with about $14 million. I think condition comments or concerns, we would just highlight that your general fund reserves are probably on the low side at this point. rescue budgetary prob lems, Commissioners did adopt a .5 mil Fire Rescue Municipal Service Tax ation Unit for FY 20172018, however White as well as board members agreed that come October, 4 HERNANDO SUN April 2026, 2018 LOCAL & STATE HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! condition "solid," but general fund reserves low 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 to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 The Hernando Sun Name of Person who recommended The Hernando Sun to you, or where did Be PreparedLengthy Ballot for the 2018 General Election Submitted by Shirley Anderson, Supervisor of Elections Get ready: Election Day 2018 is fast approaching. With approximately 200 days until the General 2018 the ballot is quickly the Constitutional Revi approved eight revisions that will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot in addition to the already positioned. It is never too early to begin researching and preparing to vote. Remember there are three easy ways to vote; vote by mail, vote early and on Election Day. About the Florida Constiturion Revision Commision (CRC) Once every 20 years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-member revi sion commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Constitution Revi meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identi fying issues, performing research and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Proposed constitutional revisions on the ballot must secure at least 60 percent voter approval to become law. A list of the by the CRC are provided below; the full text of each revision is available P 6001: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges P 6002: First Re sponder and Military Member Survivor Bene Universities P 6003: School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools P 6004: Prohibits Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Work places P 6005: State and Lo cal Government Structure and Operation P 6006: Property Rights; Removal of Obso lete Provision; Criminal Statutes P 6007: Lobbying and P 6012: Dog Racing County's legal notice expenditures By JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR Toward the end of the Board of County Com missioners meeting on Tuesday April 10, 2018, Chairman Steve Champion brought up legal notice expenditures for the coun ty, noting that the county spends over $100,000 an nually, publishing notices through the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. Floridas Sunshine Law requires governmental entities to publish legal/ public notices in order to notify citizens of upcom ing meetings, hearings, tax notices, tax sales, zoning changes, comprehensive plan changes, etc. The legal notice require ments are an attempt to notify the public before something major takes public a chance to be heard before a change to the law is enacted, taxes are raised, or important discussions take place. If the public does not receive out on their chance to be always provided a central ized location for citizens to access information which legal notice publication law takes into account. How legal notices are state law. A county or city cannot just post it on their website or social media. Only newspapers who requirements can publish a legal notice including: Publishing once a week or more Entered as Periodicals Matter through the US which they are published to the public and contain information of interest to the general public 25% English language In existence for one year Less than 75% adver tising contentper the US Periodical publications be formed of printed sheets per the US Post At least 50 percent of the publications distri bution go to persons who have paid above a nomi nal price per the US Post With the internet, the re quirement for legal notices to be printed in a newspa per, may seem antiquated. Chairman Champion advo cated for the county to be able to place their public notices on their own web site and a revamping of the (1,000,000) 0 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000 2014 2015 2016 2017 FundBalance 6,365,490 2,958,806 317,047 (468,350)FIRERESCUE-FIRE FUNDBALANCESATENDOFYEAR 7 million the countys bills may be hard to pay. Citizens will not have paid their tax bills White stated, The tax bills dont go out until collections dont come in period is a tight time for any county and the general fund reserves are on the low side... On a positive note he explained that the county has very low bonded and indebtedness and in FY 2017, there was no new bonded and indebtedness. relating to Hurricane Irma are included in the report and FEMA reimbursements will be accounted for in FY2018. Commissioner Allocco inquired about standard policy when estimating the percent of taxable value collected while budgeting. White said that assuming a 95% return is standard. The idea is you want to try to be as realistic as possible, White stated. Allocco further ques tioned Amy Gillis, the countys new budget di rector on this front. Gillis explained that the county assumed a 97% return for FY 2017, but had in the past always assumed 95%. Basically youre setting remarked Allocco. Gillis explained while reviewing data from previ ous yearssome collected near 97% and others were around 94% and she sur mised that it is just depen dent on the economy. son agreed with Alloccos stance on not assuming greater than 95%. Chairman Champion warned that if budgets from constitutionals come in with 4-6% increases like in the recent past- Thats just not going to be possi ble. I dont know about you guys, but I'm not raising taxes. Hopefully you guys are in the same boat with me and we need to cut, he said. Two days following the April 10 BOCC meeting, Budget Manager Pam Lee was terminated due to overestimating reve nues and underestimating expenses. 6 million 5 million 4 million 3 million 2 million 1 million 0 2014 6,365,490 2015 2,958,806 2016 317,047 2017 (468,350) Fire Rescue fund from the General fund. To remedy the state public notice law. The last time substantial changes were made to pub lic notice law was in 2012. Among the changes was the requirement for news papers to begin uploading each published legal notice to a statewide database: to adapt to the increasing digital consumption of news and information. The governmental entity has the option of contract ing with a newspaper to publish their public notices or can request that a news paper publish a notice outside of a contract on a per notice basis. Full Disclosure: The proposals considered by the commission Monday, defended the use of grouping, noting it was done by the two prior commis sions in 1998 and 1978. he was pleased with the outcome of the work. From protecting our state and territorial waters from oil drilling to strengthening our ethics laws, I commend my fellow commis sioners for their hard work and leadership said in a statement. We are grateful to the thousands of Floridians who participated in this historic process and look forward to let Here are the commission measures headed to the November ballot, with the ballot numbers: (Amendment 6): It would establish a series of rights for crime victims, including the in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. It would increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. It would provide that judges defer to the interpretation of laws and rules by governmental agencies in legal proceed ings. --FIRST RESPONDERS AND HIGHER (Amendment 7): It would also would apply to Florida National Guard and active-duty military members stationed in Florida. It would establish a governance system for the 28 state and community col leges. It would require a supermajority vote by university boards of trustees and the Board of Governors when raising student fees. 8): It would impose an eight-year term limit on school board members. It would allow an alternative process for approving public schools, including charter schools, rather than by local school boards. It would estab lish a requirement for the teaching of civic literacy in public schools. It would prohibit drilling for gas and oil in state coastal waters and ban vaping and the use of electronic ciga rettes in workplaces. It would require all char ter-county governments to have elected would lead to the Legislature beginning its annual session in January in even-num Domestic Security and Counterterrorism in the Department of Law Enforcement. It would revise the constitutional authority for --PROPERTY RIGHTS AND HIGHIt would remove language that prohibits aliens ineligible for citizenship from owning prop erty. It would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. It would revise language to make clear that the repeal of a criminal statute does not af fect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal. It would impose a six-year lobbying ban on former create a new ethics standard that would 13): It would ban greyhound racing at Flori da tracks after Dec. 31, 2020.


BY SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF Fans of Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit would have enjoyed the Brain Bowl that took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Powell Middle School. Students from seven Hernando County middle schools participated in the 26th Annual Brain Bowl sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Hill. More than ninety students representing Parrott, West Hernando, Powell and Fox Chapel Middle Schools, as well as Challenger, Explorer and Winding Waters K-8 Schools competed in this challenging and exciting event. Each school was di vided into two teams that competed against every other school in a total of seven rounds. The teams each had a student captain and co-captain, while teachers from each school acted as coaches. The students take the competition very seri ously and, in some cases, spend several months preparing for the big day. Eighth-grader Cohen Harvey, captain of the Powell Middle School team stated, We've been practicing every Monday since the beginning of the questions for the teams to practice with. An enthusiastic crowd of parents and students assembled in the Powell Middle School cafeteria to cheer on their teams. School Superintendent Lori Romano addressed the group. The theme for this year's brain bowl is 'game on.' It's an athletic event of the mind, Ms. Romano stated. With Libby Way as chairperson of the event, other members of the Spring Hill Rotary Club acted as scorekeepers, timekeepers, judges and questioners. The club purchases the questions from a company in Col orado and the questions cover all areas of knowl edge: Math, Science, Geography, History, Civics, etc. Although some of the questions may be relatively easy for an average middleschooler to answer, many are quite game are rigid also. The quizzer reads the ques tions and the contestant hits a buzzer if he or she thinks they know the an swer. Then the contestant has to wait to be recog nized before answering. If the answer is correct, the team scores a point. If the answer is wrong, the team loses a point and the questioner gives the correct answer. The students have just question is read to come up with the right answer, except in the case of math questions. Then they are allowed thirty seconds and are also permitted to use pencil and paper to work out the answer. For eighth grader Xinia Rogers, one of the team captains from Fox Chapel Middle School, this was in the Brain Bowl. She expressed a feeling that many of the students must have had. This morning I was a little nervous, but [after a couple of rounds] I feel okay now. The teams are not necessarily made up of a school's Honor Roll students or so-called brainiacs. The main criteria for being on the team is to attend the meetings regularly and take it seriously. Eighth-grader Christian Rios, team captain for Explorer K-8, comment ed, We had a meeting where anyone who want ed to join the team could be there. We eliminated people who couldn't be at the practices. Then we had to eliminate the kids who didn't show up to every single meeting. We had to limit it [the team] to fourteen people. A large number of local businesses helped to support the Brain Bowl in various ways. Chick-Fil-A provided lunch to all the contes tants. Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing printed the programs and other materials. The following busi nesses also contributed: Bangz, Etc., Behavioral Health Associates, Cap Family Hearing Center, Direct Lending Services, Hernando Classroom Teachers Association, Joni Industries, Marsha Reiniers Insurance Ser chael Patton, Papa Joe's, Pathways Counseling Center, Pinch-A-Penny James Financial Ser vices/Carol McElroy & Mike Lovelock, Register Chevrolet, Robinson & Company, CPA's, Terlep Chiropractic, Tropic Shores Realty/Sylvia Dukes, Tropic Title Services and The Weaver Group Realty. After the seventh round was played, the determined by the total number of rounds won not necessarily the teams with the highest number of total points. Then these two teams went head-to-head for the winner and run ner-up. round Challenger K-8 beat West Hernando Mid dle School with a score of 9-4. Each member of the two teams was awarded a medallion. The winning school also received a plaque. Although only a hand ful of students competed students can be congrat put into the contest. It's a good bet that many will be back to compete in next year's Brain Bowl. April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE EDUCATION FE ATUR E 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 Middle School students compete in Brain Bowl Khushi Patel, Nathan Carter, Myles Morgan, Misa Viveiros, Keith Scott (Captain), Nolan Kelly, Rachel LaRiviera, Paul Oliveri, Vishnu Malhorta (Captain), David Bond, Emily Gem Eric Hurley Jr., Coach Lisa Crooks, Maysie Buchheister (Captain), Jenny Yaekel (Captain), Donna Knox, Wyatt Hallet, Taylor Haywood, Logan Armand, Connor Muller, Gabrielle


6 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 LOCAL & STATE April 21 Game On! EH Whether you enjoy video games or board games, you will have a great time with your friends and family on Saturdays here at East Hernando! A Celebration of Book Event! SH istration is open Have you ever loved a book so much you almost wished you could eat it? You can! Register to create an edible book non-competitive this year everybody wins, it's fun! April 23 Working with Computer Files BV Library Programs SHSpring Hill Branch Spring Hill Drive. WHWest Hernando Branch Library located at BVBrooksville/ Main Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL EH East Hernando Windmere Rd, Brooksville, IN, OUT & ABOUT Registration is open Learn to STEAM Storytime WH It's storytime with a little bit of STEAM thrown in! April 24 Working with Computer Files WH Registration is open Learn to Storytime BV Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed Spring Hill Book Discussion SH Please contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Adult Coloring Class WH tration is open Pick a Color, Any Color. Spring Hill Book Discussion SH contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing EH er beginning ukulele players for some laid-back strum ming and singing. All ages and levels welcome. April 25 Working with Computer Files SH Registration is open Learn to Writing Your Life Stories WH Registration is open "When writing the story of your life, never let anyone else hold the pen." Don't allow those irreplaceable personal & family stories to be lost. Come join us for an infor mal, enjoyable experience! In Writing Your Life Stories, we provide you with the opportunity to get started right away on your writing, through the use of "writing prompts" & a short time to write, followed by sharing of our writing, if you choose to share. Each meeting, we pro vide helpful resources & tips for inspiration, and members discuss what is working for them.. Though we encourage writing by hand, you may bring a laptop if you prefer. Please ensure it is fully charged. Florida-Friendly Landscap ing Program SH and Hummingbirds to Your Yard Storytime EH Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed Financial Management Series SH Based Budgeting Earth Day Craft for Teens SH to the library to celebrate Earth Day and discuss what we can do to help the Earth while creating crafts out of recycled materials. April 26 Baby Storytime BV storytime featuring stories, bouce rhymes, songs and more just for babies and their caregivers. Working with Computer Files EH Registration is open Learn to Toddler Storytime -SH Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime SH plays, and much more de signed for children between Internet Q&A EH Registration is open Movies @ your library SH deformity attends school for support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new envi ronment. Socrates Cafe WH anteed to leave you with more questions than you came with! Socrates Cafe is an opportunity for amiable, open-minded discussion of profound issues. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing SH Pajama Storytime BV with stories, songs, and more! Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pair of pajamas. Milk and Cookies will be served at the end of the program. April 27 Baby Storytime WH Registration is open A Storytime featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! Toddler Storytime WH Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime WH and much more designed for children between the ages SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) Medicare and Health Insur ance Counseling and Infor mation during open enroll ment period. By appointment more information. Signing for Everyday Living SH Spring Hill Branch Library SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Signing for Everyday Living SH is a crash course in basic AL for learners at any skill level. Tech Tutors EH Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! International Jazz Day Concert SH us as we celebrate Interna with a live early concert per formed by members of the Hernando Jazz Society! 4 / 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 B A Y P O R T F L 8 7 2 7 1 5 1 T i d a l D a t a P r i n t V i e w 1 / 1 Station Name: BA YPOR T FL Action: Daily Product: T ide Predictions Start Date & T ime: 2018/4/20 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/4/27 1 1:59 PM Source: NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS Prediction T ype: Harmonic Datum: MLL W Height Units: Feet T ime Zone: LST/LDT Help P r i n t H e i g h t i n f e e t ( M L L W ) N O A A / N O S/ C O -O PS T i d e Pr e d i c ti o n s a t 8 7 2 7 1 5 1 B A YPO R T F L F r o m 2 0 1 8 / 0 4 / 2 0 1 2 :0 0 A M L ST / L D T to 2 0 1 8 / 0 4 / 2 7 1 1 :5 9 PM L ST / L D T Note: The interval is High/Low the solid blue line depicts a curve fit between the high and low values and approximates the segments between. Disclaimer: These data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request, and may dif fer from the published tide tables. High/Low T ide Pr ediction Data Listing Date Day T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt 2018/04/20 Fri 12:05 AM -0.54 L 06:22 AM 2 .27 H 1 1:28 AM 1.14 L 5:38 PM 3.31 H 2018/04/21 Sat 12:50 AM -0.32 L 07:15 AM 2.09 H 1 1:59 AM 1.25 L 6:29 PM 3.1 1 H 2018/04/22 Sun 01:48 AM -0.00 L 08:12 AM 1.96 H 12:36 PM 1.39 L 7:28 PM 2.83 H 2018/04/23 Mon 03:10 AM 0.30 L 09:13 AM 1.90 H 2:14 PM 1.52 L 8:36 PM 2.54 H 2018/04/24 T ue 04:34 AM 0.50 L 10:19 AM 1.93 H 5:00 PM 1.35 L 9:55 PM 2.28 H 2018/04/25 W ed 05:41 AM 0.63 L 1 1:45 AM 2.07 H 6:16 PM 1.00 L 1 1:39 PM 2.16 H 2018/04/26 Thu 06:36 AM 0.73 L 1 2:46 PM 2.30 H 7:13 PM 0.63 L 2018/04/27 Fri 01:29 AM 2.25 H 07:22 AM 0.82 L 1:19 PM 2.55 H 8:01 PM 0.29 L Flohana boat pickup at Rogers Park By LISA MACNEIL On August 22, 2017, Parks and Recreation Manager Harry Johnson sought approval for a con cession contract for Guest Services Inc., known, and doing business as Boating in Florida. At that time, Johnson did not mention that an existing contract already allowed Flohana, LLC to pick up kayaks at Rogers Park. Flohanas existing contract was not voted on or signed by the Board of County Commissioners September 30, 2018. A countywide memo was issued by Attorney Garth Coller to immediately prohibit the practice going forward. The county has a contract with Flohana to conduct their operations at Linda Pedersen Park, Bayport Park, Jenkins Creek, and Pine Island. Flohana rents beach chairs and umbrellas as well as kayaks and stand-up use on the Weeki Wachee River. They currently use Boating in Floridas ramp to launch the vessels at the headspring. According to Johnson, Flohanas kayaks are accounted for in the 70 boats launched-per-hour requirements of Boat ing in Florida. Since the August 22, 2017 contract only allows for one vessel rental agency to pick up in Rogers Park, Parks and Recreation has allowed Flohana to enter the park with a vehicle to pick up kayaks after Florida Boating has completed their pickups at the end of the day. The core problem is that with Flohana, and the BOCC was unaware that the contract existed, or they voted for Boating in Florida to conduct operations on the Weeki Wachee. Commissioner John Allocco expressed his concern that the problem is viewed by the public as a lack of transparency by the BOCC. Allocco said I dont think we should have any contracts that without coming through He went on to question how many other contracts that the board is unaware of that will be found by citizens being watch dogs. Deputy County Ad suspects that prior leader ship may have permitted the practice, and accord ing to Coller, by law the contract is still valid due appearance of authority from Flohanas perspec tive. In a case such as this, the true authority is still bound by the contract. being considered at this time, and The Hernando Sun will continue to fol low developments relating to the Weeki Wachee River. (STAFF) The termination of all teachers at Moton Elementary School in Brooksville came as repeatedly failing school from permanent closure, temporary closure and reopening as a charter school or turnover to an outside educational company. Karen Jordan PIO esti mates that between 47 and 17 teachers will be placed at other schools and some have announced retire ment. Twenty-six teachers are on an annual contract and can apply to any open position in the district. Teachers seeking a position at Moton for the 2018-19 school year will be able to apply or re-ap ply. All teachers new to Moton would you receive the same professional development and school orientation that any would receive, said Jordan. Jordan remarked that funding was not a driver in the decision to ter minate the teachers and there would not have been quences. School Board members minations prior to Moton Brent Gaustad was recently placed as Moton principal with the res ignation of Joe Frana. Gaustad was reassigned from D.S. Parrott Middle School, where he brought their grade up from a D in 2014 to a B in 2017. Gaustad has over 11 years of school leadership experience. School District removes all Moton Elementary school teachers By LISA MACNEIL At the April 10, 2018 Board of County Com ing, Hernando County Engineer Scott Herring advised the board that the Florida Department of has accelerated construc tion of the roundabout at US Hwy 98 and Citrus accident history at that location. FDOT came to the Department of Public Works with a proposal to include landscaping as part of the construction, with the understanding that Hernando County be in charge of maintenance. The design phase of the project was originally slated to begin between and construction begin ning during the 2022 after additional safety review and evaluation of the intersection, FDOT moved this projects timeline, with Prelimi nary Engineering funding being added during this design of the project and construction funds will be 2019 and 2020. According to Herring, FDOT can build in land scaping after the construc tion of the roundabout, for which they will be responsible to maintain. Herring recommends this is unable to provide the needed maintenance, and it would need to be con tracted through an outside agency. Commissioner John Al locco motioned to decline seconded by Commis board voted unanimously against the proposal. FDOT to accelerate roundabout construction at US Hwy 98 Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, per severance and character. She committed the entirety of her life to serving oth ers: her family, her friends and her nation. A true advocate for lifelong learning, no one in America has done more to advance the cause of lit eracy both for students and for parents than Barbara Bush. She contin ued this commitment long after her days in the White House, and her work has changed thousands upon thousands of families lives for generations by helping them unlock the power of literacy. I extend my heartfelt prayers for and deepest condolences to the entire Bush family, along with sincere gratitude for sharing their wife, mother and granny with all of us. America is a better coun try because of Barbara Bush. Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92


April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT LRMA announces two new exhibitions 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 Mothers Day 352232-8128 Hernando Beach Marina, Slip #18 4139 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach USCG Licensed Captain by HERNANDO SUN STAFF Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art dives into summer with two new exhibitions celebrating contempo rary photography at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Selina Romn: A Liminal State and The Museum Project opens to the public Sunday, April 29, 2018, with eighty photographs on display combined between the two exhibitions. Selina Romn captures the quirky, darker side of Florida and the spaces in between, while The Mu seum Project showcases a recent donation of con temporary photographs by nationally known artists Barry Andersen, Darryl Curran, Robert Fichter, Suda House, Sheila Pinkel, Bonnie Stone and Robert von Sternberg, who pioneered experimental techniques in black and white and color photography. A Gallery Talk featur ing Selina Romn will occur on Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. About the Exhibitions Selina Romn: A Liminal State April 29 Sept. 23, 2018 Changing Exhibition Galleries Seductive and myste rious, the characters in Selina Romns photo yet unsettling glimpse into a transient world full of the colors and glittering textures of vintage Florida. Through graphs and props, Selina Romn: A Liminal State explores the ambiguous, underlying narratives found in the spaces between the quickly vanishing glamour of old Florida and the tempo rary feeling of the artists native state. features four series of color photo graphs, in which Romn explores a transitional state of being by com the Florida landscape, interior spaces and experimental narra tives. Using formal and conceptual methods such as staged and straight photography, appropria tion, and video, Romn confronts established perceptions and norms, work for contemplation Tastes Like a Low Slung Cloud, Romns playful juxtapositions of cos tumed bathing beauties with sparkling props in the natural Flori da landscape hint at a bygone era. Revelations in Purgatory explores the quirky side of Florida by pulling back the curtains on the idyllic beauty, subtle nuances and out side perceptions of this beautiful but transient state. Romns ethereal series of enlarged Po laroid pictures captures moments that look like distant memories, as if they emerged from a time capsule. In "Please Disturb" Romn uses vintage, Florida motel rooms as her studio and muse to personify a temporary, or liminal, state of being. In this series, through a lush sense of color and rich texture, Romn lures the viewer into a surreal world that remains with rooms temporary space like a mysterious secret. Collaborating with her models using costumes and props, Romn cre ates voyeuristic scenes that become portraits of mostly faceless alter egos that are intimate, yet im personal and they create a sense of uneasiness. Included in this exhi bition are images from Romns series Please Disturb: LRMA Edition, a special collaboration between the artist and members of the LRMA community in July 2017, which also includes some of the props Romn uses to immerse visitors in her experiences. Born in 1978, in Tampa, Florida, Romn earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in print journalism from the Uni versity of South Florida in 2001. She began her career as a journalist and later became immersed in Miamis fashion industry as a photog rapher. While shooting fashion campaigns for a local designer, Romn honed a personal photo graphic style that infused elements of fashion and reportage into her work. In 2013, Romn earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Flor ida and since has gained notoriety for her concep tual work, which ques tions ideas of perception, power and femininity. In addition to solo exhibi tions in Colorado and Florida, Romn has also shown her work interna tionally and was awarded cultural exchange artist residencies in Barbados, Jamaica and Suriname through the Diaspo ra Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Her work has been recognized through awards such as Best Con ceptual Photographer in of the Bay 2015, in elite contemporary exhibitions at Art Basel in Miami and most recently, in the Skyway exhibition at the Ringling Museum of Art. In 2017, she was award ed an Individual Artist Grant from Hillsborough County. Romn also teaches at Hillsborough Community College and the Art Institute of Tampa. Related Event: An Evening with Selina Romn Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:00 8:00 p.m. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Fine Arts Audi torium Romn will give an illustrated lecture in the Fine Arts Auditorium, followed by a Q&A in the exhibition gallery and cold beverages on the museums terrace. Donations welcome. The Museum Project April 29 Sept. 23, 2018 Changing Exhibition Galleries A distinguished group of American artists established The Muse um Project in 2012 to express gratitude for institutional support of, and commitment to, pho tography as an art form, and began donating work to museums and public collections throughout the country. In 2016, The Muse um Project invited the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art to participate. After several months of reviewing more than 400 images and consult ing with St. Petersburg College photography faculty, the museum graphs that aligned with its mission and scope. This donation has made Spring Lake Memorial Classic 2 Mile / 5K / 10K Saturday, May 26, 2018 Race Site: e Arc Nature Coast 5283 Ne Lake Road Brooksville, FL 34601 Registration/Packet pick-up: 7AM 1st Race starts: 8AM Registration (online or print): Florida's Toughest, Most Scenic Running Course! Selina Roman Untitled Raise Selina RomanBubble Wrap Silhouette LRMAs contemporary photography collection as an educational resource for students, scholars and the public. A selection of thirty photographs from the donation will be on display. Photographs by Barry Andersen, Darryl Cur ran, Robert Fichter, Suda House, Sheila Pinkel, chael Stone, Robert von Sternberg and Melanie of contemporary per spectives, diverse styles, concepts and photo graphic processes. These artists have pioneered experimental techniques in traditional and digital formats and have contrib uted to the contemporary photography movement artists, documentarians and university professors. The Museum Project has donated in excess of 3,000 prints to the per manent collections of 130 museums, universities, libraries, municipalities and hospital foundations throughout the United States, as well as Austra lia, Canada, and France. Some of these notable institutions include the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Princeton Uni versity Art Museum and de France.


8 HERNANDO SUN April 20-26, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 Event Previews All About Blueberries! Blueberry Pancakes Ingredients cup all purpose powder teaspoon salt beaten extract blueberries Directions Large bowl combine powder, salt. Combine egg, milk and vanilla, stir into the dry ingredients until moist. Coat your pan with cooking spray and pour hot pan. Sprinkle berries onto your poured bat ter. Once batter forms bubbles on top, it's time other side until golden brown. And Serve when ready. sliced bananas and using frozen blueberries, do not thaw. FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton Realtor 7031 State Road 52 Bayonet Point, FL 34667 Sunset Realty Serving Hernando & Pinellas Realtor April 20-22 & April 27-29 2018 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church 200 Mount Fair Brooksville, FL 34601 For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 352-593-0027 Fri & Sat evening performances @7:30pm Sat & Sun matinee performances @2:30pm NATURE COAST RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY-SATUR DAY, APRIL 27-28, 2018 FREE BELLY DANCE CLASS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 6-7 PM Spring is here and summer is on its way! Grab your learn the ancient, mystical art of belly dance. Belly dance strengthens and tones your core, and body overall. It is a low impact form of exercise. This class will introduce you to the 5 basic steps, and provide you with a brief history, levels. Ages 7 99. Registration: 6:45 to 7:10 pm Class 7:15 to 8:30 pm. RSVP 352-540-1568 or DanceCraft1@ ARBOR DAY IN BROOKSVILLE FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 10AM Council Members are excited to announce they will be hosting the 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Hernando High School's Project Looking Ahead pro gram will participate in this year's celebration. In honor are creating Arbor Day themed poster art which will be vide insight on choosing the proper trees for this region, and how to care and maintain them. The celebration will have been generously donated by Stewart's Tree Service. Planting of such tree will improve the environment, pro vide shade and also beautify the area for the enjoyment of many generations to come. Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event and is the signature fundraiser for the American volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries against cancer. At Relay For Life no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Donations to Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society fund ground breaking cancer research, critical patient care services, education and prevention initiatives, and so much more. 2018 to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Please consider joining us. Contact Andrea Ciesluk 813949-0291 ext 5603 OAK HILL HOSPITAL BOWL-A-THON SPRING HILL LANES SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 6 9 PM Oak Hill Hospital will host a Bowl-A-Thon with all Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Public is invited to participate. Participation is $15 per bowler which includes three games and shoe rental. All tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, contact Katie Stacy, Marketing Coordinator at 352597-6317. The Bowl-A-Thon includes a 50/50 chance drawing and a basket chance drawing. HERNANDO JAZZ SOCIETY ALLSTARS SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 2 PM The Hernando Jazz Society will perform live at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 in The Welling ton Clubhouse at 400 Wexford Blvd, Spring Hill. Join us for a fun afternoon listening and dancing to your favorite tunes by The Hernan do Jazz Society Allstars. The annual schol arship recipients will be present and perform as well. Sit-ins are welcome. Admission: HJS members Free, Singles $10, Couples $15. The purchase. For more infor mation, call Ike Johnson at 352 263-8579.


April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 9 AARP Hernando County Driver Safety Programs AARP Hernando County training in Hernando County. For reserva tions or more information, call Accordian Adventure Accor dian Adventure informal group consists of accordionists that are enthusiasts of all levels of performance. For more Acoustic Guitar Club Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club goal is to play together, have fun doing it and to provide encouragement and support for each other in an effort to become better players. For more information, call Curt at African Violet Club of Spring Hill African Violet Club of Spring Hill has supplies avail able, and anyone interested in growing African violets is invited to attend meetings. For more information, call Thad American Legion Auxillary Unit 186. Meetings are held Monthly on the second Thursday of each month at Ballroom Dance Club The P.M. with a free dance lesson, during break. Wine and beer there is a Theme Party.Held at Rhanbuoy Rd., Spring Hill, Fl. Book Discussion Groups Book Discussion Groups meet regularly at library locations in Hernando County. For more information, call Jeanne All of the groups are open to new members. Bowling Buddies Bowling Buddies is a singles bowling group that bowls for fun. For more information, call Nancy British Car Club Nature Coast English Car Club is open to all British car owners and enthusi asts. For more information, call Ladies of the British Com monwealth Ladies of the British Commonwealth meets regularly at the Spring Hill Spring Hill Drive. This is a new group; all women of British lineage are welcome. For Brooksville Garden Club meets the second Wednes day of every Month from PM Speaker and stay for our Members updates of projects Brooksville Horseshoe Club The club meets regularly. New, backyard and experienced players are welcome. Horse shoes are available for loan, and there is no cost to play. Corvette Club Nature Coast Corvette Club meets regularly. For more information, visit the clubs website at www.ncvette. com Crescent Community Clinic Crescent Community Clinic clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured federal poverty guidelines. To volunteer or sponsor future Friends of the Clinic functions, Domino Club Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly for socials. Call Nancy, club Elks Lodge 2582 The Elks Line Road meets regularly. Members and guests are welcome. Other activities in clude bingo, dominoes, cards, billiards, music and a cash bar. Fantasy African Violet Club The Fantasy African Vio let Club meets the second Saturday monthly, except in December. Meeting starts at is African Violet Cousins/ Other Gesneriads. For more information, contact Thad or Carol Chmiko scootsno@yahoo. com Meetings are held at the Weeki Wachee Senior and corner of Toucan Trail First Hernando Republican Club First Hernando Repub lican Club meets regularly. Email chairman@hernan or email Friends Travel Club or visit www.springhillregional. net for more information. Genealogy Interest Group Genealogy Interest Group meets regularly. For more in Grumman Retiree Club Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Florida Chapter, third Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) ville. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employ ees and their guests are invited to attend. For club information, in Hernando County; or Gus Citrus County. H2U Partners Club Partners Club features the following activities at the club located behind Oak Hill Hospital, Yoga, line dance, rug hooking, needlework and exercise. which includes membership Hernando Audubon Society Hernando Audubon Society will resume meetings and more information, call Linda Visit online at www.hernando Hernando Beach Club Friday dinners and events throughout the year. Visit her or call Hernando Computer Club At the Hernando Computer Club bers and friends will showcase their creations. Photograph, painting, pottery, sewing, embroidery and crafts will be on display. This will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase items donated by the artists in a Silent Auction. The event is free and open to the pub lic. For more information, visit Hernando County Arts Council would like to invite the public to our meetings on the Our mission is to encourage, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to the citizens. Visit website hernan or e-mail hernand Hernando County Button Collectors Group Join our monthly meetings for button history and button age and Monday of the month) at the Howell Ave., Brooksville. For more info, visit our Facebook page or email holeybuttons@ Hernando County Kennel Club third Thursday of the month at Dade Ave. Brooksville. Visit webmaster@hernandocoun Hernando County Retired Educators Association Please join us if you are a person formerly employed as an educator or other school employee. We meet every Enrichment Center (next to Brooksville hospital) on Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. Please visit the website Hernando Harmonizers Hernando Harmonizers meet on Monday evenings. A fun and friendly group of men who enjoy singing barbershop harmony and other styles of music. Visit hernandoharmo Hernando Historical Mu seum Association has three Museums open to the public, Train Depot and The Coun tryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. We are always in need of volunteers in several different areas; Tour guides for adult and students; Museum greeters, Grounds Assistants & Special Events Assistants to name a few. For more about our Museums please visit our website hernandohistoricalmu For more & please mention this ad! Hernando Horseshoe Club Meets every Thursday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 9 a.m. New members welcome. Hernando Jazz Society meets regularly and conducts nine CLUBS & SOCI E TI E S Please conrm dates and times by calling the contact person provided for the listing. To provide changes for a listing, email GTC BEACON CINEMA 12961 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 Calendar of Events Movie Times April 21 Sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival Road in Inverness. The sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival 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. 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, Festival visitors will get your grub on. Lineup and Bluegrass; The Baileys; Still House Shakers; The Pos April 22 Veterans Appreciation BBQ munity and assisted living facility, is hosting a Veterans Appreciation BBQ at their residence on Sunday, April not only the veterans living at Forest Oaks, but all local veterans. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend and visit with our resident veterans. Live entertainment will be provided by Buster Harrleson. If you have question or desire additional information, April 23 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics athletes and programs for Special Olympics Florida. org/get-involved/law-enforcement-torch-run/letrroutes/ April 25 Clinic will offer free testing and vaccines Way Crescent Community Clinic, in partnership with the Hernando County Health Department, will offer free rapid HIV testing, free rapid syphilis testing, free rapid Hepatitis C testing and free Hepatitis A and B vaccines for those who have not had the series, from. on the last Tuesday of each month. The next free testing will April 26 Hernando Audubon Society Meeting Brooksville. on the status and management of Gopher Tortoises. She is the Gopher Tortoise conservation biologist for the northeast region for Florida Fish and Wildlife Con April 27 Relay for Life of the Nature Coast 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 each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. The Spring to participate; fundraising through walking sponsors. April 28 Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 Summer Kickoff Gala Road, Spring Hill. the lodge with live music by the Pauly G Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and Suzannes baked more details. Walking Sticks at Chassahowitzka this monthly hiking group to learn more about Flor idas wild environments and the way state agencies manage them. See some incredibly unique and beauti ful places along the way. These hikes are offered at no April 29 Brooksville Blueberry Festival ping with a Small Town Flair. Kids Zone with Live Pony Rides, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Bounce Hous es, and more. Everything Blueberry from Soaps and Scents, Pies, Shortcakes, Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Corn dogs,Wine and Beer. All Made with Florida Blueberries. Local Vendors and Crafts. Free admission. Photoshop and Basic Photo Editing Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, photos by using make your photos unique. Create your own actions for time-saving editing! This program is offered through Green-Fly Media. Registration can be made online at A Symphony: Spring Concert Kaleidoscope Pkwy. Brooksville, a Kaleidoscope of music. You'll hear loved favorites, fa miliar themes and a special presentation of The Lord's Prayer featuring soloist Mark George on the trumpet. Arrive early to meet and mingle with the musicians. May 2 Children's Nature Exploration Program (Ages 5-8) Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, of each month for our Nature Exploration program for that make them unique from other birds. Program will include owl pellet dissection and a look at owl artifacts. register. May 3 THE HISTORIC HERNANDO PRESERVATION SO CIETY presents: "Indians of Eastern Hernando/Pasco County" Shane Forrester has been a local east Pasco/Hernando county resident most all of his life and has served as a hospital administrator for Marion and Hillsborough includes the history of local Prehistoric Native Flo ridians especially in the East Hernando County area. able to obtain local artifacts that they have collected from their properties they have owned. He has done extensive research on the area and the aboriginals that dwelled in these areas. Hernando High School's Drama Department pres ents the musical "21 Chump Street" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Human Video Extravaganza on May 3rd and 4th May 5 Brookridge Social Dance welcomes you to come join us for a Cinco de Mayo dance at the Brookridge NAMI Hernando Fundraiser Kentucky Derby Days best men's Derby Day attire, fast horses, and jockeys as venir Glass, Mega Screen Viewing of the Race, Marker May 6 Hernando Jazz Society to Perform The Hernando Jazz Society performs live on Sunday afternoon listening and dancing to your favorite tunes scholarship recipients will be present and perform as offering a cash bar and buffet for purchase. For more May 10 CPR/AED Class The class is held at the Brookville Hospital Medical Arts designed for the professional health care Provider and meets the guide lines of the American Heart Association. Nonhealth care professionals are welcome to attend. Part of these proceeds are donated


10 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 performances each year from Sep tember through May. For information visit Hernando Porcelain Artists meet regularly in Brooksville. The group welcomes new members interested in learning the art of paitning china. Call Hernando Quilters Guild meet every Ingram St. Brooksville. Contact Carol Hernando Youth Orchestra Come share the music. Rehearsals Sundays munity. For details, visit hernandoy High Point Community Ballroom Dance Classes The High Point Community holds ballroom dancing classes every Wednesday at the Com munity Center located on Clubhouse for more information. Historic Brooksville Wood Turners month at the Brooksville Christian prompt. Visit Humane Society of the Nature Coast holds adoption events through out the year. Rescue groups will be on hand with dogs and cats available for Hungarian-American Club Hungarian-American Club holds monthly gatherings wherein authentic Hungarian meals are served, while lis tening to folk songs and dance tunes. New members welcome. For club information,visit the clubs website at Illinois Club of Spring Hill The club meets regularly. All welcome Keep It Local Keep It Local is a networking group that meets every Blvd., Spring Hill. Meeting begins promptly at 8 am. Contact Melanie at Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge holds regular breakfast meet ings. Contact Pierre Richard at Kiwanis Club of Nature Coast Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast meets regularly Spring Hill. For more information, visit www.kiwanisnatu Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill Meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at the Town Square Mall. For more infor mation on the Club and Upcoming Events please contact Godfrey Eason, Membership Chair geas46@ Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee of the month at 6 p.m. Visit wee Long Island CluB Long Island Club day of every month at St. Stephens Richey. Coffee and cake are served prior to the meeting. For more infor Michigan Club Michigan Club wel comes back some Snowbirds. Contact Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Monday Night Singles The group NARFE Chapter 1322 NARFE Chap at the Marine Corps League Detach Brooksville, Florida. We meet the third except for June August. As a group, to current Federal employees and annuitants and opposes legislation contrary to their interests. We are prepared to assist you in any way we are able to. We are always looking for new members. Contact Dennis Foley Nature Coast Art League: Members Monday at the Spring Hill Commu Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. Shadow Chasers (plein air group) meet at the third Monday of every month (September through May) at The Lake House. New members are welcome. Visit www.naturecoast For further info call Nature Coast Basket Guild We meet the second tuesday of the month September thru April at the Enrich how to weave a basket or just come Nature Coast Bridge Club The Nature Coast Bridge Club offers games regularly. Games for all levels of players are offered, and beginners. Nature Coast Gardens Meetings are Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: days at Bayfront Health Brooksville People Helping People in Hernan do County all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the needy and homeless. Poor Richs Chess Club Poor Richs Chess Club meets Mondays and Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central Members of Rotary meets Thursday Club, off Barclay Avenue in Spring Rotary Club of Brooksville Members of Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Southern Hills Plantation Club, Rotary Club of Spring Hill meets Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Visit or call Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County Senior Citizens Club of Her SHARP Crime Watch SHARP Crime Watch meets at the Senior Citizens Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Voluntee Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge Sons of Italy Lodge 2502 Sons of South Brooksville Neighbor hood Watch is seeking volunteers. the second Monday of the month at Spring Hill AGLOW International Spring Hill Aglow International meets Monday of each month at Evergreen Spring Hill Bocce Club Spring Hill Bocce Club meets regularly every Tuesday and Friday at Delta Woods Park. New members welcome. Annual Spring Hill Camera Club Spring Hill second and fourth Monday of each month at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite Membership is open to all beginning or visit its website at www.springhill Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly. Singles dance parties every Wednesday at its club on County Line Road. Free dance lessons offered. Call Spring Hill Garden Club meets regularly. The nursery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays more information.. Subvets WWII Weeki Wachee meet tired or active members are welcome. Suncoast Ship Model Society meets regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club in Spring Hill. Open to all modelers.Call Suncoast Harmony Chorus, west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, Real women singing real harmony. We are looking fore more singers. The ability to read music or prior vocal training is not a prerequisite. We meet every Tuesday visit TOPS Chapter 208 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday, 6 p.m. at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, USA Dance Club Adventure Coast Chapter 6090 Thursday of the month at the Lake for an evening of dance with DJ Petes fabulous music. All types of music and a free dance lesson included. Free snacks and coffee or BYO. Members VFW Post 10209 Veterans of For eign Wars Post 10209 offers weekly Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary holds bar bingo every Wednesday at VFW Post 8681 Veterans of Foreign St., off County Line Road, Spring Hill. VFW Post 8713 & Ladies Aux. Brooksville, offers weekly activities. For VFW Post 9236 offers activities at Boulevard. For more information, call Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc. Mem open to adults and children. Meetings month at Glen Lakes Country Club, for purchase (debit/credit cards only); cash bar is available. The meeting Weeki Wachee Area Club Weeki Wa Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. For Weeki Wachee Arts and Crafts Group: meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citi Toucan Trail) in Weeki Wachee Acres, Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers meet regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center. New Members welcome. Call information. Wellington Democrats The Welling ton Democrats meet regularly at the Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, off Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill For more information, contact Gene Ehrich at Withlacoochee Rockhounds Interested in Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry making? This is the club for you. Meets Wachee Senior Citizens Center, Susan Dr., Spring Hill. Are you an expert-we could use your help. If not, maybe we can help you. Visit website your minerals, fossils or jewelry to Womens Army Corps, WAC Vets Hernando Chapter 97 meet regularly The group does not meet in July or Adopt Me Today!!! SUMMER ACTIVITIES Summer in Hernando County, Camps and Activities Summer is fast ap proaching, means the kids will be out of school and have lots of time to a list of some known programs throughout the county. Vacation Bible School (VBS) Northcliffe Baptist Spring Hill Baptist Church June 4-8, register at First United Method (they also have summer camps from JuneAu Childrens-Ministry Faith Church June Ridge Manor Commu nity United Methodist Nativity Lutheran Local Summer Camps Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill offers educational summer programs for children preschool through high school. You can check out their options at wi Florida 4-H program and camping opportu nities, contact your local or go to SolutionsFo, to learn more. Hernando County Parks and Recreation have several different summer camps to choose from. You can sign up and YMCA of the Suncoast has many options of full and half day camps. Hernando County Schools is offering a Springs Coast Environ Discover Point is now accepting enrollment for the summer camp Wild tions in spring Hill, and Activities will range from cooking, arts and crafts, team building, STEAM, out more and to sign up visit their website www. our-programs/sum mer-camps/ Stage West Commu nity Playhouse will have ginners Acting Camp, June 4-8 and Advanced Acting Camp, starts June to apply contact the Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, FL www.StageWestFlorida. com Saint Leo University is offering a summer which runs from June CSI Crime Scene Inves tigation, and is a hands on camp, which allows the student to also see what its like to live on campus. For more in CSICAMPS/home. Con tact Nikki Heister atnikki. or Chinsegut Conserva tion Center, offers all sorts of fun activities throughout the year. They are offering a Saltwater Fishing Camp, Kayak Adventures, Ma rine Science, in June and July. Check their website for dates, times, and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, offers sum mer programs which include Junior Mermaid, Junior Lifeguard, and camps/ Hernando County Public Library offers an array of events for kids and teens see the full 10314711......Sweet Daisy was impounded a few weeks back and her owner picked her up. Sadly she ended up back at the shelter about 12 days ago...... but no owner has picked her up She is now looking for a loving forever home! Shes very sweet, loving ,and gentle with people and also good on leash. Daisy does need to be the only dog in the home. She doesnt understand why shes here but she is already loved by all the volunteers! Lets nd this girl a home! Hernan do Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5063 Mercedes is a spunky fun loving water girl! Shes very sweet and aectionate with humans and would make a great running partner! She walks pretty well on leash. She would do best as an only dog. Come on out and meet Mercedes today at Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 Midas is a pretty amazing guy! He is a little stand osh in his kennel which might be the reason he hasnt been scooped up. Please meet him in the play yard! He is playful but not hyper....he loves other dogs and is non reactive when being barked at. He is loving and aectionate and loves people. Come out and meet this beautiful boy on Tuesday! Her nando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 BELOW LEFT: Willows many faces! Unfortunately Willow is judged by the way she behaves in her kennel and people dont even give her a second look. What they are missing is a genuinely sweet girl looking for a person or family to love! Willows favorite time of the day is her 15 or 20 minutes she gets to go outside with the volun teers. It is then that you see her true personality come out. Shes s beautiful girl that could put on a few pounds. e kennel is a stressful environment and Willow has been there too long. She really isnt hyper....just enjoys sitting with you soaking up the sunshine. She may do best as an only pet but if you do have another dog bring them to the shelter for a meet and greet. Please if you visit her take the time to bring her to the yard and you will fall in love with this girl! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 ABOVEPhoebe is another amazing dog at the shelter. But most people dont take the time to see how amazing she is. ey see her jumping all around in her kennel and they just walk on by. Imagine you were locked in a small kennel 24 hrs a day ...... how would you react? Phoebe has learned so much from the sta and volunteers at the shel ter including walking on a leash. Some people dont know this but you need to teach and train a dog to walk on a leash. Phoebe likes to play with rope toys best but honest ly her favorite thing to do is lay in your lap. Phoebe would probably do best in a home with older kids. She is very loving and sweet! She is a terrier mix with some shepherd. Take the time to meet Phoebe outside her kennel! In fact if you come out to the shelter please take the extra time to meet any of ours dogs outside the kennel. eir true per sonality is seen outside! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062


BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON As many of the countys spring sports begin to wind down, in less than a couple weeks football will be back of Hernando County. Theres plenty of ques tions to be asked about each of the countys spring football, as Cen Coast, Springstead and Weeki Wachee are all campaigns. Hernando For awhile Spring stead wasnt too far themselves. Central said goodbye to Chris Sands, who took over as head coach over at Eau Gallie High School near Melbourne, FL. Weeki Wachee made major strides under head coach Jacob Gray. We take a closer look at each team as spring football approaches. Sands gone, can John Warren keep up the success? Though Central is season, the Bears were competitive throughout despite the below .500 record. Sands went 13-26 during his time as head coach at Central and found much success running the football head coach John Warren will have some solid building blocks to work with this spring to keep the program moving in the right direction. Who becomes Hernan dos big playmaker? Ygenio Booker is Tulane this summer, which creates a void for the Leopards heading into the spring. Hernan do coach Bill Vonada has plenty of options, however, in terms of hell return the likes of Shemar Lawson, Izzy Fields and David Hale Bronson to the back Year two of Cory Johns era at Nature Coast begins. Whats to be expected? A postseason appear ance in Year 1 for Cory Johns was a good start Coast, but that leaves the Sharks hungry for a district championship that barely eluded them last fall. Expect the Sharks ground game with another spring under their belts and the defense should see improvement under the watch of Charles Liggett. How good can Spring Scary good. The Eagles running back tandem of workhorses Fribley are a couple of the countys top run ners and should see a lot of work this spring. Both Sims and Fribley were lethal on the edge last fall and this spring should help build better chemistry between the two tailbacks. Weeki Wachee on the rise? Dont let last years 3-7 record fool you, the Hornets are a team on the rise in Hernando County under the watch of second-year head coach Jacob Gray. The former Jacksonville Bolles special teams coordinator likes to play fast and his team put up great numbers in 2017, but now are looking to equate those numbers into more victories in the win column. The Hornets havent yet ar rived, but theyre a team to watch out for. April 2026, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS Hernando 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 April 20 27, 2018 Questions heading into Hernando County Spring prep football NCT vs Central WWHS Coach Jacob Gray Springstead QB Nathan Sims Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz


12 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 SPORTS Solution to Crossword on page 15 by ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON With the regular season coming to a close for prep softball teams throughout Hernando County, many of the teams have real aspi rations towards winning a district championship and clinching state postseason Coast and Springstead have all been steady con tenders in their respective districts, with Central and Weeki Wachee remaining competitive against district opponents. As district tournaments taking place next week, we take a closer look at each district with projections on wholl come out on top. Class 6A, District 6 (Springstead, Weeki Wa chee, Crystal River, Dun nellon, Citrus, Lecanto) at Springstead High School: One of the states most competitive districts will heat up once tourna ment play begins, as both Springstead and Dunnellon enter the tourney ranked amongst the top 10 teams in Class 6A. The Eagles went 2-0 against Tigers and out-scored them by a com bined 19-6. Springstead is the favorite to come away as the district champion, with Dunnellon being the runner-up. Weeki Wachee went 2-8 in district play and despite being competi tive, will have a tough time getting past the opening round. Springstead has no shortage of talent to help potentially bring the Ea gles back to the Class 6A the mound, with ace Kayla Cruz. The senior has struck out 96 batters, boasts an earned run average of 1.24 and has a record of 12-2 on the season. The batting lineup is one of the most feared around, which includes the presence of catcher Paige Pfent, who has hit seven home runs this season. Class 5A, District 7 (Cen tral, Hernando, Nature Coast, Cypress Creek, Gulf, Hudson, Fivay, Ridgewood) hosted by Hernando High School at Tom Varn Park: This district has primarily been a two-horse race between budding Hernando County Coast. The initial meeting between the Leopards and Sharks was a close call, with the former coming away with a 1-0 victory. In the second meeting between the two, Hernando was able to runaway with an 11-2 win. Wesley Chap el Cypress Creek has been a dark horse team, as the Wolves played surprisingly team. The Wolves played both the Leopards and Sharks tough and could prove to be a factor as the outs) has been the best pitcher in the district, with a record of 16-3 and an earned run average of 1.01. Leopards junior Madyson Lamp has provided power at the plate, belting four home runs this season. The Sharks Alanis Berrios leads the team with 22 runs batted in and must have a Coast looks to return to sophomore Alyssa Kelly is the Sharks ace on the mound, as the pitcher is 11-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. District Prep Soball Preview Big Blades for Big Boar Is there anything more satisfying than wielding a good knife? Theres something primal about it, isnt there? The knife is an amazing and ancient tool for which there has been no substitute. Throughout history, knives have been essential for survival; from providing food and shelter to warfare. From its earli est form, the knife devel oped out of necessity, and its evolution may be traced throughout history. During the Stone Age, knives were made of, well. stone. Most common examples of the earliest blades were made be knapped to shape, and then could be re-knapped to produce a new edge. ground to the desired via knapping. Much later in history, man began to make knives from metals; from the products of iron as we know them today. As we still do today, our ancestors held a special bond with their knives, in particular, those used for hunting. Over the ages, knives have been adorned with ornate patterns, marks of craftsmanship which add a touch of beauty and of both owner and crafts man. Even in modern days, when purchasing a ing, the product of choice must be not only of lasting performance and quality, but also have an attractive the owner a sense of pride. Most of the world's countries have a knife related to their culture and history. This is one reason why knife collecting has become an increasingly popular hobby. Long, slim bolo knives of the Phil ippines or machetes from South America, curved, wicked-looking Ghurka knives of India and of course, America's own Bowie Knife has made its place in history. The Bowie was handcrafted knife, and those looking knives today should turn to the hands of a skilled 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. HUNTING craftsman. So, what do I look for in a hunting knife, especially for one to be used while hog hunting? Im a long-time fan of the Bowie styled pig-stickers, but we can take a look at some of the things I think you should look for in any style if considering a new hog knife. Six to ten, inches of blade. Some people will argue that you don't need a knife that long but it's important that the knife is long enough to reach a big boar's heart. And if not stabbing into the heart, the largest target in the hogs chest is the lungs and I really want to have enough to penetrate fully. On my personal Bowie, I have a nine-inch blade and its never failed to reach where I need it to. choose a knife with a good of the hunt you are going to be striking at a moving object. A slippery grip, on a potential second thrust can allow your hand to slip down onto the blade and cause you a serious injury. Its best to consider a knife built with a full tang blade. This means that it's one solid, full thickness piece of metal sandwiched in between the handles. On a hidden tang knife, the handle of the blade is cut or ground down to a thin insert to be secured inside the grip, usually secured with some form of epoxy. And though it still creates an attractive and comfortable knife, it does create a weak spot which is best to be avoided when contemplating such an arduous job as hunting hogs. You will want a strong blade with any knife you plan to thrust through the tough skin and bone of a wild hog, especially a larger boar with heavy shields. Miss your mark by as much as a few inches and youre going to have to thrust that blade through an incredi bly tough layer of gristle tushes of another boar in perhaps breeding rights to a sow in heat. I'd suggest a hog sticker that is at least 3/16" of blade thickness; a thin blade can bend or hand leaving you pretty well up a creek. If youve never tried hog hunting with a knife, I highly recommend that you give it a try. The excitement and adrenaline make it one of the most in tense styles of hunting you can attempt. Done with the aid of well-trained hog dogs, youre likely to not only provide yourself with pork, but a memory that will last you a lifetime! If you havent the fortune to have a friend with trained dogs or a location to hunt, you can take a short tour online or Woods & Water Magazine than capable of making this happen. Find your As always, if you have any feedback, suggestions or even just want to share a good hunting story, give me a shout at RebelYellOutdoors@ God bless and good hunting! Hitori solution on page 17 Springstead players celebrate Laura Fowler and David Dudziak are among the top winners of the 2nd Great Hernando Weight Loss losing a remarkable 55 pounds. Life Unlimited lead by team captain Mark Sweeney was the top losing team with a 232 lb. weight loss. Last years winning team On Fire took 2nd place this year with a 191 lb. team loss and Eastside Elementary Mission Slim possible came in 3rd with a 188.2 lb. loss. The GHWLC is a com munity initiative designed to encourage area residents to organize in groups of 10 participants, agree to to lose 10 pounds each over the course of 10 weeks. Seventy-six teams of ten 2018 Challenge on January 20 and by April 4, partici pants had lost a combined 7200 pounds. Fowler and Dudziak, the top individual winners, each won a trophy and a $500 gift card. The three winning teams each won a trophy and a team award of $500, $350 and $250, respectively. The GHWLC is hosted by CHIPP, Hernandos Community Health Im provement Plan Partner to increase the number of area residents living at a healthy weight. For more information, Weight Loss Challenge and CHIPP on Facebook or call 352-540-6817. Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge Winners Announced


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14 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Temple Beth David hosts ird annual Nature Coast Art Show by SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF On April 7, Temple Beth David hosted its Art Show. Twenty artists representing various media and styles exhibited and sold their art works. Some were professional artists with many years of experi ence. Others, like emerg ing artists Jessie Leasure and Jared Davis are just while some exhibitors pursue art as a hobby. Barb Blavatt, curator of the show and an artist, herself, stated, For people like Jessie and Jared we give them an opportunity to network among artists who will share tips on marketing their art, how galleries, etc. Barb's forte is printmak ing and ceramic sculpture. complished artist, but she taught middle and high school art for forty years. on Sunday all had similar and unusual features to them. My sculptures are based on what I call 'sub cultures' and activities that are more on the unusual side a skateboarder, some were inspired by my high school students, Barb remarks. real person, take a picture, make some sketches, then search the internet for sim ilar people of that nature in faces and bodies are some what distorted. I'm not a realist and I never was, Barb adds. Anthony Rizzo is an ex ample of someone whose art is not only a hobby but also a passion. He started painting four years ago while he was recuperat ing from a car accident. Rizzo's art displays an interesting technique of using clear acrylic gel that he applies on the canvas with an applicator. Once it is dry he paints over the gel with acrylic paints. He even makes his own frames. His artwork ranges from whimsical to some what surrealistic. The time it takes him to complete a piece can vary from a few hours. I get my ideas from just looking around at na ture or from a photograph. I draw the design on the the gel, Anthony com ments. Shirley Dillon has been an artist for eighteen years, but discovered her current style, Zentangle, lines, circles and patterns. Her media is pen and ink and some of her pictures are abstract while others are more realistic. I taught myself how to do Zentangle by reading up on it in a book. I don't sketch or draw out the the design I do it in the ink so it's permanent. If you make a mistake you have to improvise, states Shirley. interesting canvases, but Shirley also draws her designs on fabric that she makes into pillows. She also creates note cards with her designs. Shir ley often does work on commission such as doing The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida was awarded 4.5 stars out of 5 based on the outcomes of their patients by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 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The insides are cleaned and painted; the outside is also painted with alcohol inks and then We can punch holes in the gourd to thread the leather strips through and some times we use a wood-burn ing tool to burn a design or picture into the gourd, explains Arlene. Coast Art Show was made possible by a grant from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council and by a generous donation from Florida Tax Advisors. Other local businesses purchased ads in the printed program. These monies helped to pay for advertising the event and other expenses. Temple Beth David allowed the use of its facility at no charge. Everyone who works to put on the show are volunteers. Artists pay only $100 to exhibit their works. Artwork by Anthony Rizzo See ART, Page 16 WEBSITE Paving The Way To Quality Outdoor Living Spaces THICK PAVERS | THIN PAVERS | PERMEABLE PAVERS | FIRE PITS | COPING | RETAINING WALLS Find out why Flagstone Pavers are simply the best. 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On March 2, the theatre company announced that it had received a 100,000 dona tion from an anonymous benefactor. Along with the contribution came a $100,000 challenge grant. Under the terms of the challenge grant, Live Oak Theatre had been challenged to raise $100,000 from the community. If it was successful in reaching this amount, it would receive an additional matching anonymous donation of $100,000! The goal was achieved on Friday, the 13th of April, only six weeks from the announcement. With the challenge grant, company has raised $300,000+, allowing it to place a sizable deposit on the $500,000 building and maintain a reason able mortgage. Live Oak Theatre is still accepting donations and pledges of any amount to pay down the balance and make additional improve ments to the property. To make a donation of any kind please go to www. and button or you can send a check payable to Live Oak Theatre to P.O. Box 12285, Brooksville, FL 34603. Live Oak eatre wins matching challenge grant e pain of caregiver depression T his morning I sat on the back porch with a cup of steaming hot but simply listened to the birds waking up. As I day, I let my mind drift, remembering the morn ings when I didnt have the freedom to execute this simple act. Then unexpectedly, my mind took a turn to the days, and even months follow ing Dads passing, when I suddenly had the free time for a morning like this, but found I could not enjoy it. Loneliness and depression had paralyzed me emotionally which, in turn, made even getting out of bed at a normal hour impossible. Hiding under the covers I would feel despair and a sense of loss; not just from the death of my dad but, just as intensely, from losing my reason to exist. Yes, I have to admit that despair had taken over. I could feel it in my bones. I asked myself over and over again, "What was my reason for living?" Yes, there had been a form of hopelessness in caring for my dad, a victim of Alzheimers dis ers that struggle from this illness) was on a one-way street, heading toward his concluding address . and I knew it. There was nothing I could do to stop this one-way freight train, but I had taken his diag nosis on like an "enemy at the gates," my sword drawn at every turn. I had thrown myself into the to cope and cope well. This took all of my time and energy, which, in turn, caused isolation. Isolation is like living under cloudy, overcast skies which never let up. Its not easily understood how one could feel alone while caring for a patient 24/7. But when treasured conversations dissolve, and youre barely recog nized by your loved one, trust me, loneliness creeps in, surrounding you like a dense fog. This isolation, like the hopelessness and despair, continues to af fect caregivers long after the battle is over. to the big "D" for depres sion. Here are a few signs to watch for: Constant sadness Hopelessness Disruptive sleep patterns Fatigue Feeling worthless or guilty change Loss of concentration Apathy Be on guard against the strong temptation to turn to alcohol or medications for escape, forgetting that this only adds weight to the psychological burdens you are already bearing. Physical and mental exhaustion from sub stance abuse prevents the proper and normal healing process. Once again, I strongly suggest you share your feelings with a support group made up of folks who are walking, or have walked, in your shoes. There are also several on line chat rooms in which former caregivers have an opportunity to vent. Keep in mind though: airing out stressors doesnt necessarily mend them. Its often necessary to go back to the origin of the problem. If youre worried remember; its only natural. Try not to let it beat you up. Stay in touch with family and friends. Sometimes after a simple phone conversation, youll feel a burden lift from your chest, at least long enough to catch your second breath. Ive found that video chats providing even a better sense of relief. Todays technology gives you the perfect opportu nity to actually see the facial emotions and hear others pouring their hearts out. Lets take a moment and think about one of the most natural ways to vent ever created: crying! Maybe this topic makes you uncomfortable. I sup pose this means you are a male. Well, male or not, tears are a healing balm. It may take gallons before you feel relief but let vigorously shaken a bottle of soda pop and kept your What happens? Thou sands of bubbles swirl and course around under the glass, looking for a place to escape. That is a portrait, albeit primitive, of what is going through your body. Take your word picture of why cry ing is of such value. is, without doubt, a sign of depression. In your case, only you can determine what is too much crying. If you decide it has gone on too long, please seek professional help. Coun seling and antidepressant medications have been pression and/or anxiety. If necessary, talk with your physician. Theres nothing to be ashamed of. Caregiving is a job most people wouldnt even and until they do they truly have no clue of the hardships involved. And then when it is over, the need for counseling often increases. Do your best to main tain a realistic expectation of what they can do for you. Expecting too much too fast will only bring on additional frustration, possibly causing you to become more emotionally upset. Above all, do not blame yourself. Take comfort in knowing that what you feel is normal. Be proactive, anticipating these breakdowns. Try to discover what you can do may eventually be part of the solution. SWAP-N-SHOP IF YOU GO Swap-n-Shop day-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Thursday open late For example, I have a $700 dress thats going for $99, and I have some others for less than $30," she said. From Chanel to Sal vatore Ferragamo, from Lagerfeld to McQueen to McCartney, Babor has been collecting her inven tory for years. Im running a bit low on space at the moment, she said. I have more dresses at home I need to bring in. Swap-n-Shop has a The modestly sized shop is chock-full of high-qual ity, gently used clothing for both men and women, shoes, handbags, jewelry, crystal and vintage items for the home. Babor also accepts con signment designer cloth ing, shoes and accessories and the consignees set their own prices. Consign ment shops traditionally market items on behalf of sellers and pay after the sale. I only accept items that are in very good condi tion, she said. Some consigned items still have the original tags on. Swap-n-Shop also caters for moms-to-be and has a small collection of materni ty wear. Also available is a large collection of expen sive designer jeans now marked down to a very a nearby shelf we spotted a $600 pair of womens designer evening shoes for just $60. In the menswear area, we found lots of brandname sports jackets and suits. A sports jacket was marked at $25 compared to its original price of $250. There were also tuxedos and brand new dress shirts, along with patent dress shoes. But, the pice de rsis tance at Swap-n-Shop is the collection of artwork prominently displayed on every wall in Babors boutique. It was the brainchild of Babors daughter, Allisa, a professional graphic de signer, web designer and photographer, to invite local artisans to display their art in the boutique. Every piece of art is origi nal and includes watercol ors from Gary Duquette, faeries and mermaids cre ated by Judy Kerrigan and a variety of watercolors by Lee Middleton. A total of 10 local artists have their works displayed in Swap-n-Shop and Babor is keen to add more. We have so many talented people in our county, said Babor. Al lisa and I wanted to give them space to display their work. Allisa, who showcases her own photographic art at Swap-n-Shop says her passion is for design, nature, travel and people and her photographic services include weddings, engagements, births and other special occasions. Her projects can be viewed at: www.rootscreativeco. com and www.allisababor. com. Small boutique consign ment stores like Swapn-Shop that specialize in designer and chic fashion cater to shoppers who care about quality items. Items may cost a few dollars perfect item can feel like a personal victory. Your no-longer-wanted apparel, shoes, purses or jewelry in Babors boutique. Terry Babor can be


16 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Solutions for spider mite infestations WARRANT Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to Spring Hill, FL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB Junior Programs & 4-H IHMSA Archery Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range Cowboy SASS HUNTERS RANGE HOURS Tues Fri 9AM-2PM; Tues and Thurs Eve. 5PM 7PM 352-597-9931 Business & Community Briefs Rotary Club of Spring Hill Pancake Breakfast The Rotary Club of Spring Hill will have its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundrais er on Saturday April 28th from 8:00AM to 10:00AM at Applebee's Restaurant on County Line Rd. just east of Mariner Blvd. Pancakes, sausage links, plus your juice, soda or water will be served. Tickets are $5.00 each and must be purchased 410-0110. Your ticket stub will be entered into a ran dom drawing for a breakfast retail value). Winner will be If you wish to donate your ticket back, it will be given to a needy person or family See BRIEFS, Page 17 to enjoy a tasty breakfast. Sierra Club Adventure Coast May 3rd Meet Up features "The Amazing Everglades" TED talk by Mac Stone Well-respected conser vation photographer Mac Stone, from Gainesville focused on saving Ameri ca's wetlands. Everglades biologist Dr. Tom St. Clair will join us to comment on Everglades ecology and restoration. Join us at 3432 Deltona Blvd. Spring Hill. Social at 6:30 p.m. Meeting/ program at 7 p.m. Public is welcome to attend. Become a member. Facebook at Sierra Club Adventure Coast Com mittee. Call 352 277-3330. Email sierraadventurecoast BY MATT SMITH, M.S. SPECIAL TO HERNANDO SUN As we roll into April, the combination of an early spring and drought-like conditions presents a risk of everybodys second least favorite arachnid: two-spotted spider mites. As any greenhouse or high tunnel farmer can attest, spider mites absolutely love the hot, dry conditions that we have seen over the Climate Prediction Centers one-month forecast calls for a high probability of con tinued predominantly warm and dry conditions for the next 30 days. Prevention is always the best policy. To create a hostile environment for spider mites, be sure that plants are not under-wa tered, as stressed plants make good hosts. Keep dust to a minimum by spraying water on bare patches of earth, make use of mulches, or place cover crops or grasses around the plant to ensure a healthy and contained soil. Keep beds clean and free of weeds. Most importantly, should you have a problem the use of non-discrimi nating contact insecticides. These insecticides kill ben as well. Pyrethrin-based insecticides and carbaryl are known to increase the risk for spider mite infestations. Scout regularly. The mites themselves are very without a magnifying glass. Instead, check leaf tops for light-colored stippling, as if someone has repeated ly tapped the leaf with a pencil. Check the underside of leaves for the white, the mites get their name. ed leaves, a good method a white sheet of paper under the branch and tap the branch forcefully so that the mites fall onto the paper. Here, they are far easier to inspect. You are looking for a very small pale white to yellow-brown/gold bug, usually with two brown spots on its abdomen. If you see signs of mites but cant that theyve already moved on and spraying would be a waste of resources. For more information on scout ing, including photographs, in307 If spider mites are spotted next step is to douse the plants in chemicals and toss a lit match for good mea ily. Fact is your plants can handle a small population of spider mites without any ad many pest species, and how you react largely depends on your circumstances. In a well-designed integrated pest management system, population threshold based on where the economic loss from pest damage exceeds the cost of taking control measures. An ornamental greenhouse nursery two weeks away from shipment date will be able to tolerate a much lower population of spider mites than a home owner two weeks away from the rainy season when populations naturally drop. Commercial, convention al growers have access to chemical miticides that are unavailable to homeowners. However, these may not al ways be the best options for owners of U-Pick farms, as the conventional miticides tend to have seven to four teen day windows where the produce cannot be picked. For U-Pick, organic, and home growers, the best op tions often come in the form of insecticidal soaps and oils. These products allow produce to be safely picked the next day and work by mites, so thorough coverage is absolutely essential to ensure maximum control, especially on the bottom of the leaves. However, there is a problem with soaps and oils in Florida: they can cause plant damage if applied when temperatures exceed 90 degrees. In these cir cumstances, purchasing and dispersing predatory mites are another proven control method. You will want to make sure that infected plants are spaced close enough that the predatory mites are able to spread throughout the orchard. If this is not possible, split the dispersion between plants according to the di rections on the label. Soaps/ oils and predatory mites spraying the soaps to reduce the pest population and then applying the predatory mites a few days after. The combination of prevention, tion, and targeted control measures are highlights of integrated pest management systems and key tools in a successful and sustainable agricultural venture. Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. Two-Spotted Spider Mites Photo by James Castner, UF/ IFAS want to hold seminars and lectures for the public. It's important that people who come to visit art understand what they're looking at. You know what you like, but you might not under stand the medium. You see techniques you don't understand, etc., Barb explains. Cultural events, such as enrich our community, aid artists in getting their works recognized and sold, and sometimes inspire people to become artists, themselves. ART Artwork by Anthony Rizzo Sculpture by Barbara Blavatt of the building is sched uled for completion in late June or early July. He added that PHP has $2,475 on hand and has planned several events to spur a drive for an additional $3,000 by May 11th to qualify for a Gannett Foundation grant to launch the kitchen project in the renovated building which also will house the organization ordinating center for the work of other community service organizations. One of those groups is Mats for a Mission, a loosely associated number of women and men who collect plastic bags used by grocery and other stores to package purchased goods for cus tomers. Those volunteers convert the bags into hygienic, comfortable, portable and surprisingly colorful sleeping mats for homeless men, wom en and families PHP, a program led by Ellen Frank, is one of the major distributors of the bedrolls. We have given out more than 50 in the past several months, she reported. The recipients are so grateful, she said. Jericho Road Minis tries, Homeless Min istries of Brooksville Ridge Manor are among the other major distrib utors seeking to provide the mats to at least 500 homeless individuals county school system. Making the mats here started a little over a year ago when both Ellen Katrick and Sabra Rice Chapman separately saw a television feature on such a program in a Tex as Presbyterian Church. The pair went on social media to recruit local volunteers and a meeting place. Soon, 15 to 20 women and a few men began showing up at The Grande, a downtown Brooksville retirement facility, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays to learn how to transform the plastic yarn) from which the 2 by 6 foot bedrolls with carrying straps are made. It takes 800 plastic bags to make one of the light-weight mats,said Ms. Katrick. The bags are being collected at Hernando County Sher ville police department, the county libraries, many schools and busi nesses such as Home Depot. Most anyone can do at least one or two steps in the process after a brief instruction period, she said. The process begins and cutting them into strips. The strips then are woven into plarn. cult step is crocheting the plarn into the mats which are bug resistant and dry easily, Ms. Katrick explained. A plea has gone out through the organizations Facebook page and other outlets for volunteers who can crochet or are willing to learn the one or two basic stitches involved in producing the mats. Perhaps surprisingly, the mats are quite attrac tive thanks to Genele Firlik, district manager of the school printing department with a degree in graphic design. She shows up Saturdays to develop various patterns for the woven plarn. Although much of the work can be done indi vidually at home, you miss the fellowship of working with others who are doing something for other people, said Chris Kelbaugh, who works with a group meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednes days at the Spring Lake Methodist Church. group of volunteers now meets Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m at the First Methodist Church of Brooksville, 109 Broad Street. Anyone interested in participating should con tact Gwynne Carpenter at PHP Bags become mats Shannon Buchner and Eileen Katrick Genele Firlick


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 17 See BRIEFS page 20 FLORIDA Case # 2018-DR-132 IN RE: NELLY HERRERA-VELEZ LAURA ACOSTA Petitioners And ROXANNE LYONS-HERRERA LAWRENCE B. HERRERA Respondents PURSUANT TO FLORIDA TO: Roxanne Lyons a/k/a Roxanne Lyons-Herrera 414 Taipei Court, Unit 82 A Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Temporary Custody of Minor Child Pursuant to Florida Statutes Chapter that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Timothy M. Doud, Esq., Attorney for the Petitioner's P.O. Box 1777 Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688 the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and For Hernando County, Florida, 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601 before service on the Attorney for the Petitioner's or immediately thereafter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's 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 addresses on record /s/ Timothy M. Doud Timothy M. Doud, Esq. Fl Bar # 0052061 P.O. Box 1777 Tarpon Springs, Fl 34688 352-596-6339 Attorney for Nelly Herrera-Velez (04/20/2018), (4/27/2018), (05/04/2018), (05/11/2018) Notice is hereby given that Nicholas Fraioli, owner, desiring to engage in Dynamic LED 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. (04/20/2018) OBITUARIES Puzzle on page 12 BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS File No. 2018-CP-286 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHEA D. TILLMAN, Deceased. The administration of the estate of Dorothea D. Tillman, deceased, whose date of death was July 25, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 20 N Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against dece dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must IN 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 20, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representatives: Nancy McClain Alfonso, Esquire Florida Bar Number: 845892 McClain Alfonso, P.A. 38416 Fifth Avenue Zephyrhills, Florida 33542 Telephone: (813) 782-8700 Fax: (813) 788-0441 E-Mail: Secondary: Personal Representative: Donn R. Tillman St. Petersburg, Florida 33731-0952 (04/20/2018), (04/27/2018) Jack "John" Mackover passed away on Easter Sunday at around 9 am in the morning from compli cations of heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Mackover, and his children Mark Mack over, Cheryl Mackover, Curt Mackover and by his grandson, Steven Mack over. He will be severely missed by everyone in the family. Perez Teresa Brito, age 71 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She is sur vived by her son, Alberto; daughters, Midiala, Mari bel, Mariley; 7 grandchil dren and 1 great grand child.Src; Downing Spears Helen H., passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Src; Turner Maple Norma Jean Jean nie age 89, of Brooks ville, passed on Wednes day, April 11, 2018. She is survived by husband, Frank. Src; Brewer Keegan Robert F., age 79, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Wednes day, April 11, 2018. Src; Brewer Plezia Walter A., age 77, of Weeki Wachee, passed on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Src; Brewer Piper Daniel R., Sr., age 78, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Src; Brewer Pinter Xinia Salas, age 79, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was predeceased by her son, David. Xinia is survived by her sons, Oliver and Adam; and 3 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Cagno James E., age 73, of Weeki Wachee, Florida passed away on Thurs day, April 12, 2018. Janet was preceded in death by her husband John. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Gus), son, Jay, and 5 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Bolen Eugene J., age 84 of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Eugene is sur vived by his wife, Elaine; son, Michael; daughters, Lori, Jacqueline and Tra cy; and 8 grandchildren. Src; Downing Paulding John D., age 72, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was a Unit ed States Army Veteran. John is survived by his wife Cathy; son: John; daughters and son-inlaw: Joanne (Jarrod) and Amanda; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchil dren. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30am, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Grace World Outreach. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Ceme tery, with military honors. Src; Merritt Hinderscheid Lee F., age 81, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He is survived by his wife Ann; daughters Jeani (John) and Kathy (Steve); son Mark (Mar tha); 4 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Src; Turner Holcomb Ernest B., of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. Src; Turner Racine Irene F., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Src; Turner Williams Sarah L., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Src; Turner Combs Rogers L., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Src; Turner Jr., passed away on Sat urday, April 14, 2018. Src; Turner Library Closures The Main Library location of the Hernando County Pub lic Library System, located at 238 Howell Avenue, will be closed on Friday, April 27, to accommodate for the Brooksville Blueberry Festival activities. Patrons can receive library services on this date at other avail able library locations that Hernando, Spring Hill and East Hernando Branches). For locations, hours, or other information, please visit the Library's website at www. Main Library will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 30, 2018 National Business Week April 29 May 5 Celebrate National Small Business Week with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce from April 29 to May 5. This weeklong event is dedicated to strengthening our com munity by supporting local small businesses. They are the backbone of our econo my and the glue that holds this community together. special deals and coupons to of support. For more infor mation and a complete list of participating businesses, visit www.hernandochamber. com under our events page and our Facebook event page: events/803673493155730/ 1 Chamber of Commerce Training Committee Meet ing The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Com merces Training Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at 8 am at the Chamber tion Loop Drive, Brooksville. Hernando Historical Muse um Needs Tour Guides Do you love history? Your help is needed just three hours a week. Retirees welcome!! We will train. We have three museums, The May-Stringer House a 14 room Victorian home is perched on top of a hill overlooking the city of Brooksville has over 11,000 artifacts on display; The 1885 Train Depot was to be part of a railway system connecting travelers and freight from the ports of the East Coast of Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and The One Room School house Museum a represen in the 1850s by Fredrick Lykes, will bring you back in time to experience a fun and interactive lesson while sitting at authentic wooden desks. Visit our website www. hernandohistoricalmuseumas or call 352-799-0129 for more information. Potluck at Unitarian Univer salist Church will honor military veterans The UUCIP will hold a Memorial week potluck luncheon at noon Sunday, May 27, right after the 11 am service, at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Attendees will be able to participate in reminiscences and share their stories in discussions at the various ta bles. Participants may bring a food for the potluck or leave a donation in the container information, go to Facebook. com. Chamber of Commerce Training Committee Meet ing The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Com merce continuously seeks to provide relevant training to support what Hernando County businesses need. The Training Committee will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Chamber tion Loop Drive, Brooksville. visit www.hernandochamber. com Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Com merce is having the April Monthly Membership Meet ing at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 7:15 am. nesses and meet your next customer. The guest speaker: This event is sponsored by: Mind Center. Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 guests at the door. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online www.hernandocham Screenwriters & Authors Meeting You are invited to meet with local writers on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to be a published author to par ticipate. We share ideas, learn techniques and help each other. For more information call Sarah at 352-232-8369; email: msnachin@hotmail. com or Helise at 352-9425768; email: helisestamos@ Candidate Night hosted by Hernando County Demo crats Join the Hernando County Democratic Party on Wednes day, May 2nd for Candidate 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Social at 6:30 pm; event begins at 7pm. Meet local Democratic and nonpartisan school board Hernando County blue come Candidates include the following: Congressional District 11 Dana Cottrell, Florida House of Represen tatives Colleen Kasperek, County Commission Dist. 2 Debbie Salvesen, County Makar, School Board Dist. School Board Dist. 3 Jules Blazys, and School Board Dist. 5 Susan Duval. File No.: 2018-CP-0195 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALAN EUGENE LANGILLE, Deceased. The administration of the estate of ALAN EUGENE LANGILLE, 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 FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal represen tative and the personal representa tive's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN 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 the 13th day of April 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: Lani Candelora Florida Bar No.: 0121790 5329 Commercial Way, Suite 102 Spring Hill, FL 34606 Email: Telephone: (352)835-3223 Personal Representative: Tom Langille Leominster, MA 01453 (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) File No. 27-2018-CP-000351-CPAXMX Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF SEYMOUR VIDELOCK, Deceased. The administration of the estate of SEYMOUR VIDELOCK, deceased, whose date of death was April 16, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are 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 be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 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 DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is April 13, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: PAUL A. KRASKER, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 893196 PAUL A KRASKER, P.A. 1615 Forum Place, 5th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 515-2930 Fax: (561) 515-3904 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: ELAINE R. POST 8377 Camphor Drive Springhill, Florida 34606 (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) LEGAL NOTICES FLORIDA Case Number: 2017CA-001268 CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., a national banking association, f/k/a CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A., successor by merger with CenterState Bank, N.A. f/k/a Center State Bank West Florida, N.A. f/k/a Community National Bank of Pasco County, and MARY OLGA SARGENT, JOHN DOE n/k/a Ryan Chesler and JANE DOE n/k/a Cassandra Chesler, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that pursuant 28, 2018, entered in case number 2017CA-001268 in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, in and for Hernando County, Florida, wherein CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., a national banking association, f/k/a CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A., successor by merger with CenterState Bank, N.A. f/k/a CenterState Bank West Florida, N.A. f/k/a Community National Bank of OLGA SARGENT, JOHN DOE n/k/a Ryan Chesler and JANE DOE n/k/a Cassandra Chesler, are Defendants, I will sell at public sale on May 22, 2018 to the highest bidder for cash, at the Hernando County Courthouse, immediately outside of Room 245, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time, the following described property as set forth in said Lot W-24, WEEKI-WACHEE, WOODLANDS, UNIT NO. 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 88A 88B, public records of Hernando County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. If 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 provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at 20 North Main Street, Room 350, Brooksville, Florida 34601 (352) 7544402, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Krista Mahalak, Esquire Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A. Winter Haven, Florida 33883-9498 (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) CASE NO.: 27 2017 CA 001031 CA REGIONS BANK, vs. JOHN DOE, AS PERSONAL REP RESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, Defendants. NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to a Sum 2018, entered in Case No. 27 2017 CA 001031 CA, of the Circuit Court in and for Hernando County, Florida, wherein JOHN DOE, AS PERSONAL REP RESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, DE CEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, are the Defendants, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on May 22, 2018, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main Street, Room 245, Brooksville, FL 34601, on the following described real property as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 1750, SPRING HILL UNIT #26, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGES 77 THROUGH 85, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA. FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No: 272018CP000407CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT F. BINGHAM, Deceased. The administration of the estate of Robert F. Bingham, deceased, whose date of death was May 8, 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 other 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 FOREV ER 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 20, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Caravita Sansonia E-Mail Address: Florida Bar No. 0110442 The Sansonia Law Firm, PL, 2385 NW Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Telephone: 561-962-2868 Cellular: 561-859-7999 Personal Representative: /s/ Robert F. Bingham II 557 Old Green Bay Road Glencoe, Illinois 60002 (04/20/2018), (04/27/2018) FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-DR-2186 MABLE LEE SIMS, Petitioner/Wife, v. EARNEST JOHN SIMS, Petitioner/Husband. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: EARNEST JOHN SIMS 27161 Aubrey Avenue Brooksville, FL. 34602 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mable Lee Sims c/o Attorney Sarah Sultenfuss, whose address is Post 33526, on or before May 14, 2018 of this Court at 2 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601 before service on Respondent or immedi ately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's ments upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit rent Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at 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 April 2, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/JBT Deputy Clerk (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) (04/27/2018), (05/04/2018) Notice is hereby given that Vanessa Alban, owner, desiring to engage in of Miranda All Purpose Seasoning 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. (04/20/2018) File No. 2018 0348 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNE F. MACVICAR, Deceased. The administration of the estate of ANNE F. MACVICAR, deceased, whose date of death was February 10, 2018, is pending 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 representative's attorney are 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 be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: April 20, 2018. Sarah E. Williams Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0056014 Sarah E. Williams, P.A. 840 Beach Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Telephone: (727) 898-6525 VICTORIA E. MACVICAR Personal Representative 15638 Mahoney Drive Spring Hill, FL 34610 (04/20/2018), (04/27/2018) Also known as 4445 Bayridge Court, Spring Hill, FL 34606, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen after the sale. NOTICE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this April 6, 2018. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished by electronic mail to: Mark T. Conan, Esquire, 320 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite A-1, Orlando, FL 32801 at, on this 6th day of April, 2018. /s/ Tompkins A. Foster Florida Bar #307335 Wayne E. Klinkbeil Florida Bar #0040037 Foster & Klinkbeil, P.A. P.O. Box 3108 Orlando, FL 32802 (407) 422-1966 (407) 422-5938 Facsimile NOTICE If 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 provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at Hernan do County Courthouse, 20 N. Main St., Room 130, Brooksville, Florida 346012800, 352-754-4201, telephone, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. NOTICE: THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) Notice is hereby given that DINA MIKULE, owner, desiring to engage of MIKULE INTERPRETING 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. (04/20/2018)


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OPINION April 20 26, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 19 Living in the past is a gateway to mental illness Traditional Realist WILLIAM F. HOLLAND People who are stuck in the past are extremely susceptible to make poor choices. Their inner energy is directed backwards toward things they cannot change. Many psychological counseling clients resent and conceal negative past treatment by a family member or someone else they feel has mistreated them. On some level they want to move forward but are drawn back to their unresolved issues. Instead of taking risks to better meet their needs and wants, they blame people and past inci dents that no longer allow them to control their actions. more pleasing and comfortable to live in fantasy rather than dealing with reality. Today there are many avenues to escape the monotony and discomfort of learning the habits, skills and values of our traditions. Additionally parents have little time, motivation or insight into training them. In the recent past books were available that taught moral values through lessons. The Harry Potter type books, futuristic movies and Inter net games have trapped children in the world of imagination. These children have become addicted before they have reached the stage of reason to make good decisions. Many children have unknowingly become exploited victims of the entertainment in dustry to continue down the road of being consumers of fantasy escape. Both the people who are emo or are in a virtual realm of fantasy are not learning the lessons of reality in order to become produc tive and functional citizens of the world. Reality is in front of them although they are not learning the lessons they are being taught. They are not open or sensitive to other individuals resolving their issues, instead they are focused only on their own woes. All people no matter how rich or powerful they are will face failure, disappointment or injustice. The sooner they are introduced to appropriate lessons that reality has to teach, the better able they will be to accept and overcome its challenges. A dysfunctional parent often role models inappropriate behavior and thinking instead of teaching the youngster what to do or what not to do. Nevertheless, many people have learned lessons from abusive, addictive, deceitful or lazy parents. These lessons propel many of them into higher functioning lives. A person who reaches his potential normally focuses on the future. He is looking forward ana lyzing how each choice will move closer to his goals. Blaming past events or emerging themselves in a fantasy lifestyle they realize is a detour from confronting and solving obstacles on the way to reaching their objective. They have learned from other every day experiences that persevering answer to a complex issue takes concentration and thought. When a major negative event such as a death, divorce, disease or other unforeseen situation blocks their advance, healthy persons focuse intensely on the sponse for themselves and every one else. These seekers of well-be ing live in the here and now, not in the past. They are problem solvers not excuse makers. They possess personal integrity. On the other hand, looking back or turning to a diversion 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. L E TT E RS TO T HE E DITOR Real heroes are all around us I shaved my beard twice last year, once in October and again in December. I even used an electric razor every morning for a while, until that got annoying. And while not having hair on my face is certainly a lot less of a mess when I blow my nose and eat soup, the smooth look is just not me, apparently. Originally, I grew a beard as a facial badge of free dom. Later I maintained it to hide wrinkles, which I didnt know I had until I shaved it eighteen years later, a few years ago. Late last year I wanted to be rid of it, but not only is shav ing a bothersome chore, for the first time ever my wife actually complained that I should at least have a moustache. About five years ago I did just that, shaving it all except my lip hair, which I left hanging below the corners of my mouth, and everyone at Exwork said I looked like a said cop) so I grew it all back. And now I have a beard again, and again its start ing to annoy me. As has happened frequently in the past, the pop-top tabs on my cans of soda, tea, and beer keep catching and plucking out strands of moustache. Bending the tab off helps, but not as much as you might think, for the rotating hinge is still there. It hurts, and if the hair is actually from one of my nostrils, missed by me while trimming and grown down into my stash, it makes my eye water and water, which ever nostril its from. So once again I dont want a beard, but I dont want to shave. Its a dilem ma. And because it takes so long to grow back mistakes from experimental trim mings, I think Ill see if I can buy one of those Wooly Willy toys, probably from a Dollar Store, and use it to design facial configu rations before plugging in my WAHL barber shears. trimers, and I just now looked to see if thats what Ive been using, because my wife is sneaky that way. But no, mine is for humans.) Willy doesnt have my wrinkles and saggings, but I think I could use it to design artful shavings. The fact that I can cover the top of his head doesnt make a difference to me, of course, but I can certainly test what I might look like with mutton chops, a goatee, and a Vandyke. Mainly I want to know ahead of time my appearance with a variation that has no moustache. And by the way, I think the manufacturers of Wooly Willy should make a version that includes some white metal filings, about fifty percent, so we longtime fans can have more realistic fun. GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN There are real heroes all around us We hear a lot about heroes in this day and age. Accomplished athletes are seen as idols for throwing around a ball along with blockbuster fantasies that portray their incredible super-powers to save the universe. However, in the real world, its encouraging to know there are humble and hardly noticed heroes all around have no desire to be praised or even recognized. They are a special group of human beings that are not only determined to accomplish what God has called them to do but sincerely willing to can live. The following story is an example of one of these heavenly secret-agents. Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker who worked in the Warsaw health department during World War II. In a short window of time between 1942 and 1943, she along with a small band of co-workers led a courageous to secretly smuggle at least 2500 Jewish babies and children from facing the certainty of the Ger man concentration camps. She and her team were members of the Zegota, an underground organization established in 1940 by the Polish government for the purpose of rescuing Polish Jews. With permission from the Nazis to enter the ghetto to help segre gate the citys 380,000 Jews, she came up with a plan to secret ly smuggle babies and young children to safety. They used every idea possible to rescue the innocent, which included hiding them in toolboxes and under gurneys, sneaking them into ambulances, taking them through sewer pipes or other underground passageways, wheeling them out in suitcases, and leading them out through an old courtyard which led to the non-Jewish areas. She carefully recorded the names of the children on cigarette papers and sealed them in glass bottles which she buried in a colleagues garden. After the war the jars were dug up and the lists handed over to Jewish representatives. Attempts were made to reunite the children with their families but sadly most of the parents had perished in the Treblinka death camp. She was arrested in October 1943 and taken to Gestapo headquar ters where she was interrogated to surrender information about the leaders of Zegota. She endured severe beatings and as her legs and feet were broken, she was eventually driven away to be ex ecuted. With what many consider to be a miracle from heaven, a private deal was made between Zegota and her executioner and she was released. Irena was later found unconscious along the side of the road and had to use crutch es the rest of her life as a result of her injuries. One of the names in the jars was Michal Glowins ki, a professor of literature. He said, I fondly think about her and owe my life to her. With tears, Elzbieta Ficowska also agreed as she was smuggled out of the ghetto by Mrs. Sendler inside a large toolbox when she was just was eventually nominated for the Nobel peace prize in 1997 and announced as the 2003 winner of the Jan Karski award for Valor and Courage. Unlike the German industrialist 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 Poptop Tears To the Editor: Our American heritage is founded on the Ju deo-Christian religions. There are teachings in those religions by which Americans have been guided for centuries. The most prominent is The Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Those holding a second, but no less important, role are The Ten Commandments. Those life lessons are the basis of all morality in the United States, our nation. Governments primary role is to protect the Peo ples rights by maintaining stability and civility among its constituents. Then comes the Repub lican political Party whose platform includes person al/property rights for the Citizens. These rights might be summed up in a phrase such as: Your freedom ends when it interferes with my freedom at my nose, at my ears, or when it inhibits my freedom of movement. Therefore, when combin ing The Golden Rule Do unto others, etc with personal rights, good governance precludes allowing amidst an estab lished residential area a known as progress) which overwhelms all the surrounding land, streets, housing, residents, public services. Yes, it is correct that any land owner has rights to do with that land as s/ incumbent on that owner to consider her/his neighbors and the surrounding atmo sphere. For a developer to plunk down a mini-city with a population greater per square acre than the surrounding development is truly unconscionable. It is up to our elected leaders to make sure that the way of life of those who chronologically put down roots earliest is protected. By looking to the aforemen tioned writings, it is easy to see that such a development as Spring Center is out of the question in that location even if considering only the rights of the current neighbors to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happi ness. Again, it is up to our elected leaders to follow our heritage and determine where the new develop ments rights infringe on current residents rights. Governance is stability and civility among all constit uents. Hamilton R. Hanson Spring Hill, FL Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/ director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at See HOLLAND, Page 20 to forget about the unexpected harsh reality confronting a person is a recipe for the issues to grow and become more embedded in the persons mind. This approach does nothing to unburden the person of the challenges facing them. The longer the person procrastinates, the more consumed the individual becomes in the unresolved issue. Too many of these people turn inward or to a chem ically induced fantasy or other form of addiction to rid themselves of the pain and inability to learn positive insights from lifes changing events. Life is painful enough without being stuck in the quagmire of past events. The longer an individual remains in the quicksand of unresolved issues, the more the person misses the positive events that pass before their eyes. Eventually the pain intensity increases to a level where the person has few options. Insanity becomes more attractive to the psychologically wounded casualties. Often the depressed person turns to psychotropic medication or street drugs. Alcohol, opium and a wide variety of prescription mood altering drugs are available. These are abused by a fright ening number of people. The ultimate solution to severe depression is suicide. It is a quick but fatal solution to their nightmare. The better answer to personal issues is to confront them and learn the necessary lessons. Understanding the alternative way a person could have interpreted and acted presents insight into the problem. Learning from healthy role models is an effective method of understanding how to resolve issues to better face reality. Thus they could handle their present dilemmas themselves and better face their future.


East Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. The follow ing streets will be closed: Ft. Dade Ave., between Howell Ave and Magnolia Ave., Brooksville Ave and the alley running between Magnolia and Brooksville Ave. The Main Library will be closed on Saturday April 28, to accommodate the festival. Parking is free, ad mission is free, and the Brooksville Future will have locally-grown blueberries for sale. Local artisans and vendors will be onsite, as well as those from out of the area. Six of the eight live bands are local to Hernando County. Lots of entertainment will be available, such as ponies, a rock climbing wall for the kids and a dunk tank to test your baseball throwing accu racy. Weve invited the City Council and County Commissioners to spend time in the dunk tank, joked Lee. When asked how many RVSPs he has received for the tank, Lee said, I havent received a list of responses yet, but he has seen some interest expressed on social media. dunk tank with as many people as we can get to commit to it. Food from area vendors will be available, but eat 20 HERNANDO SUN April 20 26, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY BLUEBERRY BRIEFS HOLLAND 6119 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill (1/4 Mile South of Hwy. 50) Orthopedics Hand Rehabilitation Post Surgical Rehabilitation Spine Rehabilitation Balance Disorders (352) 600-8998 PERSONAL INJURY HOTLINE: 352-666-7777ESTATE PLANNING Wills/Trusts Durable Power of Attorneys Health Care Surrogates Living WillsPROBATE PERSONAL INJURY Car Accident Motorcycle Accident Slip & FallFREE CONSULTATION 13343 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613 (conveniently located on Cortez Boulevard across from Sams Club)BOMHOFF LAW FIRM SERVING HERNANDO COUNTY FOR OVER 20 YEARS Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1,000 Jews by employing them at his Krakow factory and is widely recognized thanks to an award-win Sendlers story remained relatively unknown until a few years ago when it was discovered in Amer ica by a group of Kansas school children who wrote a play about it, called Life in a Jar. The word spread very quickly and now the world is aware of her saving many defense less victims of the Nazi ideology. She spent her last years in a Warsaw nursing home and passed away in 2008. When interviewed, she sternly insisted she did nothing special and is quoted, I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. The thought of being considered a hero irritates me greatly as I continue to have pangs within my conscience that I did so little. My emotions are overshadowed with the fact that my faithful coworkers, who also con stantly risked their lives, did not live long enough to receive the honors that are now falling upon me. Find out more about Dr. Hollands book, A Life style of Worship and his month of April, order The Arc on draft and 100% of the proceeds will go towards The Life Skills Development fa Coast serves more than 250 individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Hernan do and Pasco Counties and are in desperate need of a new building! Come out to Marker 48 on Saturday, 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 Achieve with us! PHSC Summer Registration Underway Registration for three summer 2018 sessions at Pas co-Hernando State College is underway. Currently enrolled and returning students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The summer course schedule is available students interested in taking classes this summer or fall are urged to visit the PHSC web site for admissions informa tion and to apply online. Summer sessions at PHSC include one 10-week term and two six-week terms. Term IIIA and Term III, respective ly a six and ten week term, begin on Monday, May 7. A second six-week session, Term IIIB, begins on Tues day, June 19. Students may register for all three sessions at once.Financial aid for sum mer term may be available, including: Florida Bright Futures, Pell, Florida Pre-Paid and Foundation Scholarships. To learn more about sum contact any campus Financial PHSCs application fee for new students is $25 and orientation and placement tests are free. For more information, students should location in Brooksville, Spring Hill or Wesley Chapel. are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginning the week of May 7, PHSC operates on a summer schedulewith Thursday and closed on Fri days through August 10. visit for more information. Suncoast Harmony Chorus Sweet Adelines, Intl has just returned from a fabulous weekend in Daytona Beach We were attending our annual convention and competition ReUnKnighted: An original Live Oak Production BY MICHELLE ELIZABETH SALAZAR HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Live Oak Theatre Company proudly presents ReUnKnightedan orig inal musical play written by Hernando County resident, Kyle Marra and other Live Oak mem bers. This family friendly dramatic comedy will be performed April 20 22 and April 2729 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church; 200 Mt. Fair Av enue, Brooksville. In this medieval misadventure, two bumbling squires who become knights lose their knighthood, then set out on a quest to get it back again resulting in lots of hilarious hijinks along the way. One of the biggest challenges according to Live Oaks Vince Vanni, is the same challenge that all original Broadway shows encounter. The constant changes and rewrites to the script. However the cast and crew handled it well because Live Oak always does original material. It took Marra and his contributors approximate ly 2 years to write and book. One of the biggest lessons hes learned from the playwriting process is patience. He also learned always the best draft, as well as how to blend and mesh writing styles from multiple cre ative people. Kyle had a particular challenge with ReUnKnighted in that he was writer, director and one of the featured players for half the performances. Vanni says, For a young man, Kyle was wise enough to realize there were things he could not see while he was on stage. He, there fore, enlisted me and several other seasoned performers and directors to be a second set of eyes for him. The rest of the ReUnKnighted cast felt very fortunate to get direction from all sides. Accord ing to Marra, other than the aforementioned challenges, the most notable feat was dialing in some of the comedic aspects of the show... [it] challenged us in new ways as every line was important. If a line was missed or delivered incorrectly, then you'd have a punchline that didn't make sense. It was a test for those double cast in the 30+ speaking roles, but it was neat watching everyone rise to meet the challenge. However, I tru ly believe audiences will love the end result! Live Oak is known to have large ensemble casts ranging between 50-100 cast members per show. ReUnKnighted is no 70 people in the cast. Kyle says,The most exciting part of this production will be seeing the show come to life in front of audi know it sounds clich, but there is something truly special about seeing something grow from idea to reality. Two years ago when we started writing this show with a group of Live Oak students, it hardly seemed real, but here we are about to debut hours writing, laughing, head scratching, writing some more, casting, and rehearsing. He hopes to submit the play to contests one day. There is currently a lot of excitement at Live Oak Theater given the issues have surfaced, timeline for the project, which is currently stated as 150 days from the passing of the agree ment. With the language of the agreement amended in part, both before and during the meeting, all and the council voted 4-0 to pass the new SOHILLS agreement. Mayor Betty Erhard was absent from Mondays meeting. According to Manuel, problems with existing equipment were found during a technical meeting. Replacements will take 120 days to obtain and test, which will require more time to penalty, an estimated twelve-week maximum during which we performed two songs in front of a panel of judges. Our scores were AWESOME. We are so proud of our accomplishments and ready to return to regular rehearsals starting May 1st.. We are very interested in increasing our membership all voice ranges from low formal voice training or the ability to read music is required. Remember we Salishan Gracious Retirement news about the capital campaign for a new build ing. The lead up to the new building combined with the fact that we are debuting a completely original musical has made for a busy season for Live Oak, Marra notes. Ev all cylinders this year, but it's all worth it! We cannot wait to have a home of our own! For more information about ReUnKnighted, call 352-593-0027 or visit Live Oak Theatre is locat ed at 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Performances: April 20-22, 2018 Fri & Sat Evening 7:30 pm, Sat & Sun Mati nee 2:30 pm April 27-29, 2018 Fri & Sat Evening 7:30 pm, Sat & Sun Matinees 2:30pm The squires of Cadbury and Tintagel kneel to receive their knighthood at the Festival of Queendoms, Director Kyle Marra far right. Troll: Lenia Rich ards, angrily berates the thieves who've entered her cave. AOVE: Robin: Jesalyn Berard (Left), Gareth: Noah Barnes (Mid dle), and Perci: Kaiden Rossiter (Right) anxiously stare down an aggressive crowd while stuck in the stocks. BELOW: Tavern maids Adelle and Lenia Richards are lounging around while listening to a rousing speech from Perci. Word of Life Florida, offers teen and juniors da-youth-camps/ Michaels offer summer camps as well check out their website for a full com/classes Other Summer Fun Options Kids Bowl Free, from April-October kids can bowling each day. Sign up at www.kidsbowlfree. com Summer movies, each week both Beacon Theater and Spring Hill and usually specials on concessions. Check their websites for the date, times, and movies. www. times/beacon-brooks Volunteering If you have a student past the summer camp age and they are either considering college in the future or you are just looking for a way yo get them involved during the summer. Volunteering is the way to go. One of the requirements for the Bright Futures Scholar ships is volunteer hours. Summer is the perfect time to get that done. Here is just a brief list of location you high schooler might want to Public Library SPCA Humane Society Jericho Road Local churches run ning a VBS program YMCA Oakhill and Brooksville Regional Hospitals